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Church Father on Friendship #306075
12/04/08 05:17 PM
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Alice Offline OP
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From St. Ambrose (The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers: Second Series Vol. X; Eerdmans pg. 88):

"Do not desert a friend in time of need, nor forsake him nor fail him, for friendship is the support of life. Let us then bear our burdens as the Apostle has taught (cf. Gal. 6:2): for he spoke to those whom the charity of the same one body had embraced together. If friends in prosperity help friends, why do they not also in times of adversity offer their support? Let us aid by giving counsel, let us offer our best endeavors, let us sympathize with them with all our heart."


Re: Church Father on Friendship [Re: Alice] #306301
12/07/08 07:16 PM
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So beautiful word. May God strengthen us all in love, patience in the daily life, having word of forgiveness, word of advice, word of care, word of sympathy for our friends and all the souls whom we meet along our life, teaching us how to be a help in time of need, enlightening us how to put our soul for the other soul, our smile for other's smile, our tear for the other's tear, increasing our prayer through the other soul's prayer.
Thank you, Sr. Alice. God bless you all!

Re: Church Father on Friendship [Re: Alice] #306528
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Thank you Alice ... for posting on the subject of human friendship.

I have three sons and each of them have the quality of loyal friendship to a fault.

Peace to you and to your church.
-ray

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