Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Oil and perfume
Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel." (Proverb 27:9 ) Do you have friends who make your life blossom? I would like to congratulate you if you have such kind of friends. Your faith will continue to grow as you fasten yourself to faith friends who give good counsel.They will enrich your life. Life grows through fellowship, and life becomes better and beautiful in friendship.I like the old hymn entitled "What a friend we have in Jesus", Jesus is my friend, but this friendship must be realized in our inter-personal relationship. Love God and love our neighbors are together. "Friend Jesus" and "friend others" are one as well. We cannot sing the hymn on one hand and live alone on the other. My concern in the Christian circle is that it becomes increasingly apparent that many so called spiritual Christian live in loneliness, rather a distorted solitude life. Holiness means loneliness. Again, a distorted image of Mary to whom Jesus praised. The 21st century mysticism is disconnection replace christian networking, loneliness is understood as solitude, friendship with Jesus being taught as true spirituality. Jesus instructed us to love one another, to enrich a friend is the fulfillment of the commandment.