March 19, 2010

“Friendship Matters” article by a friend

Posted in better disciples at 11:20 PM by alexlozada

Watching hours of March Madness NCAA basketball and enduring good-natured teasing about the poor quality of my bracket picks might be part of building friendships that matter long after the excitement of the games fades away. My friend and MCC teammate Kelly Kastens wrote about how “Friendship Matters” for the Christian Standard weekly magazine. Her article mentions her mom’s circle of friends who gathered for monthly card games, the mirror image of the annual hospitality of two different friends that have invited me and a host of others to eat their food, watch their TVs, and good-naturedly bicker about long-standing sports rivalries.

Small group provides a weekly (or depending on your schedule, bi-weekly) opportunity for nurturing similar friendships. In none of these cases does friendships simply happen. Small group members, or sports cheering buddies, must choose to “journey through life” together – sharing not merely the surface topics, but listening and talking about inside issues, and doing something to help in times of need. Small group matters ONLY to the degree that meaningful friendships found there matter.

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