So two people are friends, both must overcome the barriers of selfishness, have acquired the ability to be silent when it is necessary. More, know how to listen, to be present, but without imposing theirself useful, endure when necessary, humble in giving and asking for forgiveness.
How to be a good friendship indicates it when Jesus Christ invites us to a greater perfection. In fact, he asks us to love others as ourselves; to love even those who mistreat us. It is a model of love: "Love one another as I have loved you.".
There may be a higher and more perfect model; in fact, it goes far beyond the most deeply rooted customs and human defects. It may appear at first sight out of the limited and our poor human nature. Such generosity and self-sacrifice are only possible with God's help, which, through the gift of grace, can raise man to a divine stature. That's why the friendship, from the Christian point of view, is a sweet and gentle supernatural gift, the fruit of love of neighbor, shown by the Savior through the Gospels.
A true friend is a precious fruit gift of an uphill battle waged against the selfishness that all human have in our hearts. The same passage in the years is used to check the true friends from false and interested ones.
Yes, in Christian’s friendship you may recognize one of the sweetest gifts and sweet offered by the infinite goodness of our Lord Jesus Christ. A gift that is to be authentic must contain a strong love for God certifying the reason for its existence. Under these conditions, the friendship will be a powerful support and relief to the bitterness of this life, to continue in eternity.
While love can exist without being reciprocated by the beloved hand, the friendship cannot exist without reciprocity, since this is the key aspect that makes permanent the friendship.
Friendship is a virtue, then that establishes the relationships between people and urges man to discover each other and as a result of their own identity as a person. A human relationship that allows you to live a full report made of understanding and respect in the diversity.
The friendship that becomes a Christian virtue, founded on deep faith, can turn into spiritual communion and generate a form of stable and lasting relationship. Jesus said: "I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for everything that I heard from my Father I have made known to you." (Jn 15:15). This is the starting point.
The friendship that leads them to share both the joyful aspects of both the difficulties can be the image of the first Christians: "All who believed were together and had all things in common; those who had property and substances sold them and distributed them to all, as any had need. Every day everyone attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they partook of food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people."
(Acts 2: 44-47).
The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, the gentle smile and rejoice in each other's company, but a spiritual union, where someone believes in us and is willing to trust us. True friends love to share the precious moments of life together and enjoy the small things of life. This friendship is so great that you cannot express in words, but you must try.
It can be said that true friends will exchange mutual trust, dreams, thoughts, virtues, joys like pains. They are free to separate but not ever come off. Friendship is a feeling that makes life worth living and simultaneously teaches to face it with serenity and joy. It helps to climb the mountain of fear, sadness, difficulties and solitude.
The friendship also brings feelings and emotions movement. The friend is not only the confidant but also a medicine; its presence is so profound as to not be aware of him. The friend is one who does not make you feel ashamed. He can confide his thoughts in absolute calm by finding solace and comfort, and this leaves a mark on your heart.
Friendship, finally, is one of the most beautiful feelings because thrills and complicity in the absolute gratuity. You can walk next door and at the same time grow together while following different paths, aware of each other's needs, as the flowers that they need the rain to open up and show all their beauty. In the friend it is always something of us, a possible way of being, a reflection of an identity that we can take.