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A wise old farmer was working beside the road when a family moving to a nearby town stopped and asked him if that town was “friendly.” The farmer said he could not really say. But the people pressed him for an answer, so he asked them what the town was like that they came from. They answered that it was terrible – the people were rude and small-minded. The old farmer replied, “That is just how you will find this town.”No matter what our disposition, we need to work at friendliness. We need to be consciously cheerful. We need to ask questions. We need to place ourselves in situations where friendships breakfast group, men’s retreats, and, especially, service in some ministry of the church. Women are so much better at this than men. We must learn from them to take the initiative. The deepest of friendships have in common this desire to make the other person royalty. They work for and rejoice in the other’s elevation and achievements. There are no hooks in such friendships, no desire to manipulate or control, no jealousy or exclusiveness – simply a desire for the best for the other. Dostoyevski had the idea when he wrote: “To love a person means to see him as God intended him to be.”
Do you have the great fortune to have such a deep friend?

Excerpt: Disciplines of a godly man. By R. Kent Hughes

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  1. Beatriz says

    I agree with you Pastor Bright when saying,
    “The people were rude and small-minded. The old farmer replied, “That is just how you will find this town.”No matter what our disposition, we need to work at friendliness. We need to be consciously cheerful. We need to ask questions. We need to place ourselves in situations where friendships breakfast group, men’s retreats, and, especially, service in some ministry of the church.” I guess is not ok to take our own conclusions without first knowing or finding out what is going own on the other side of people. Sad, but you are very true, devil somehow always finds a way to blind people not to see the good side of others, and things cuz nothing is perfect right?

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    • Hey Beatriz how is the family? I love you guys’ pic on Facebook. Tell your husband that I will call him. I appreciate the call from him. Your comment is spot on. I hope and pray that we could be patient enough with others, that we could give others the benefit of the doubt, and develop skills that will make us better friends instead of jumping to conclusion about others. Love and appreciate your family. How is the little man? Blessings!

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      • Bea says

        Yeah your right Pastor, today more than ever i got to come on terms with myself and evaluated all around me after trying doing some stuff. People are free, and do what they decide to do. All we have to do is sit back patiently and let things happen the way they intended without trying to force anything especially when we are not corresponded. Your comment meant alot and Thank you for ur advice, and thnx for ur care toward my family. Blessings to you too…Take care

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  2. This is great Walter! I must say that even we women need this especially when we have broken relationships with one another that will hinder our growth to move beyond and make new friendships to grow and last with others.

    God bless you brother! I pray all is well with you and your family. 🙂

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