Often times, not always, these are the people who are more like our brothers and sisters than the ones in our family.  There is trust, honesty, a sharing of experiences, giving as often as receiving and love.  Some friends are only for a period of time in our life and others last the whole way through, even when there are gaps of time.  Like everything else that is good they are a gift from God.  Who are your true friends?  Give thanks to God for those people and say a prayer for them and their life this day.  Amen.

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“My command is this:  Love each other as I have loved you.  Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”

John 15:12-13

(This photo was taken in July of 2018 on the shore of Lake Superior near Ashland, Wisconsin)