Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Day 24: Friends for the Journey by Luci Shaw & Madeleine L'Engle
"Friends for the Journey" by Luci Shaw & Madeleine L'Engle
How often do we set up requirements for our closest friends to be "just like us?"
As simple as preparing a meal together, as complex as enjoying a love of God from significantly different Christian backgrounds, this friendship is one where both women were willing to love one another through their differences and not only in their similarities.
This kind of friendship is rare, and I felt inspired to make commitments to my friendships in a very different way after reading their story. We let friendships go because we become uncomfortable with diversities less significant than Luci & Madeleine encountered in theirs.
This touching story of a friendship spans decades of joy and also sorrow. Each woman lost her husband to a battle with cancer. Their acceptance of one another and commitment to the relationship was remarkable.