Friendship, maturity & the journey of life....
Maturity doesn’t automatically come with the passage of years or experiences gained.
We may be spiritually much younger than our chronological age, or vice versa.
Young Love (or friendship) is 'Loving someone for what they do right'.
Mature Love (or friendship) is 'Loving someone in spite of what they do wrong'.
No prolonged infancies among us, please. We'll not tolerate babes in the woods, small children who are an easy mark for impostors. God wants us to grow up, to know the whole truth and tell it in love—like Christ in everything.
Lord help me grow up before I grow old, & give me some friends I can trust along the way.