20 July 2011

Life Lessons

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Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.


Friends are such a blessing. They’re there when you need them, and keep your confidence when necessary.

In history and the scriptures there are a lot of examples of good friends: Sam and Nephi, David and Jonathan, Ruth and Naomi, Achilles and Patroclus. What can we say about friendship?
Let’s quote from Elder Jeffrey R. Holland’s talk, Real Friendship, given in June 1998:
“Living the gospel and being true to gospel principles is the key to true, lasting, triumphant friendship. Weak bonds and less spiritual relationships will not hold up when confronted by a wicked person such as David and Jonathan faced, or an unbelieving background such as Ruth had known, or the youthful transgressions of the younger Alma and the sons of Mosiah. In each case it was gospel principles, commitments, associations, and covenants that led to the strong ties and triumphant friendship we celebrate in these examples.
“Real friends share the gospel—the living of it and the loving of it. No stronger bond nor higher compliment can be given from one friend to another.”

None of us really want to be isolated, we all want and need friends. What are your feelings on this subject?
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