What's the most important trait in a friendship? Compassion? Laughter? Trust? I'm guessing that most people would say love. I would agree, and I'm pretty sure Jesus would too. In fact 1 Corinthians 13:13 says, " But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love."
However, I've heard a few people say that love has become a junk drawer term; we toss a bunch of stuff in even if it doesn't belong there. And it's amazing what ends up in there. (Melted ice cream anyone?)
We love almost anything. We love God, family, pizza, new shoes, snow days, being all alone in our house, having a party at our house, finding money we forgot about in a pocket, finding money someone else forgot about, ketchup, babies laughing, videos of people getting hurt (but not too hurt), getting an extra day to turn homework in, and on and on it goes.
So even though love is important, we use the word so often it almost has lost any meaning.
But what if I told you that there was another trait that God designed to be in our friendships that almost as important as love? The main difference is that love gets talked about all the time and this trait hardly ever gets talked about (except maybe during Christmas time). Would you be able to guess what is it?
If you want to find out more of how God has designed friendships to be, join us this Wed, August 21st, @ 7pm at Blast or Ignite. (If you want a head start, check out John 15:11.)
Each week two blogs will be posted for Blast and Ignite.