To my enemies, to those who hurt me, with all my regards !
Friendship, this word is used wildly, debased and misused. Nevertheless, this is a word very valuable for me in his authentic and original sense. Indeed, I have never call someone my friend if I didn’t know him and if I didn’t love him deeply. And I will never do that ! And I didn’t confuse an acquaintance, someone kind, someone respected, the companion, the brother with the TRUE friend. And I will never confuse both of them ! I write only now about friendship because – for me – friendship can’t exist without maturity and responsibility. Only when it’s the case, friendship can bring pleasure and sense in our life.
“A true friend shows love at all times, and is a brother who is born for times of distress” – (Proverbs 17:17).
“There are companions ready to crush one another, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother” –(Proverbs 18:24).
“No one has love greater than this, that someone should surrender his life in behalf of his friends” – (John 15:13).
This is an ability. This is the place where we can drink life by his more intimate, deep and mysterious roots. Seeing like this, friendship is an inwardly and continuous trip, even it should be painful sometimes. For reach real friendship’s dimension, as I really mean, we should purifiy our heart, we should rid our heart of every wicked things and lies that can prevent us to be true with ourselves – first of all – with others, with God.
“ “Abraham put faith in Jehovah, and it was counted to him as righteousness”, and he came to be called Jehovah’s friend” – (James 2:23).
Salve, caro dott. Valerio, sono proprio d’accordo con Lei, anzi, sapessi quanto mi infastidisce sentirmi presentata come “amica” da persone per le quali sono una semplice conoscente, o una collega…..le parole devono riprendere il loro significato. La lingua italiana ce lo consente. Conoscente, collega, amico,….perchè mescolare tutto in un calderone senza senso? GRAZIE per le cose belle ed essenziali che ci comunica, Maria Speranza Perna. Oggi ho ringraziato il Creatore per la splendida giornata di sole. Qui a Napoli è ancora estate.