Thursday, July 3, 2008

The Best - Volume II

I've been thinking about it and have 2 more definitions of The Best Company

definition #2
Last night I had dinner with two old friends from high school. We've been friends for 18 years, have watched each other change and grow, have hurt each other, forgiven each other, chosen to still be friends through it all. We don't see each other all the time. Our conversation was not so "exciting", full of interesting new ideas. It was more like sitting in the most comfortable place in your house - like on the couch with a cup of tea and a favorite book. This is wonderful company. Another example of this would be watching "So You Think You Can Dance" with your sister - not ground-breaking or life-altering, but life-nurtuting in a quiet way.

definition #3
We don't get this often anymore, since we live so far from our Orthodox friends, but the Best Company is also when you have folks around your dining room table or in your living room, folks you share a common spirit with. You bare your soul as you struggle together. You laugh at this absurd life. You eat yet another variation of a bean and rice burrito and nod your head with a knowing look when extra gas emerges. You pray together. That is some darn good company.

In each person, the image of God is stamped. I thank Him for the pleasure of spending time among His people-gifts.

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