Friendship with God

The following our probably some of the best words I’ve read on friendship with God. Don’t read them too fast! 

 

“Friendship is not a way of accomplishing something but a way of being with another in which we become more authentically ourselves.

 As we get a feel for the qualities of friendship, I think this also is important: Abraham’s life seems curiously empty of accomplishment. with the exception of his intercession for Sodom, he doesn’t seem to have asked his friend God for anything. His relation to God was not mercantile, not utilitarian. He wasn’t taking pains to stay on good terms with God so he might get a good inheritance. His alter building doesn’t seem to have been an insurance policy against disaster. His alters were spontaneous acts of friendship and gratitude, expressions of respect. “

– Eugene Peterson

 

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