the truth

     For a long time, I didn’t know that I needed my friends. I thought they needed me. I thought it was a one-way street. It took them years to teach me the truth.    

     They stuck around through thick and thin. When I had three-days’-worth of things to do in a day, they showed up and did two-days’-worth for me. When I lost something dear to me, they were willing to paw through piles of trash to help me find it. When I got off-track, they nudged me back on. When I didn’t call them back, they kept calling me anyway. They loved me as-is.

     Now I know the truth: I need my friends. I don’t have a chance without them.

“[T]hough he is a very brave and true Hobbit, Frodo hasn't a chance without Sam, Merry, Pippin, Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli. He will need his friends. And you will need yours.” John Eldredge

“[L]ove one another. . . .” John 15:12