“But rather, love your enemies and do good to them, and lend expecting nothing back; then your reward will be great and you will be children of the Most High, for he himself is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked.” (Luke 6:35)As I started to change my outlook on friendship, when I started seeing God as my “bestie”, guess what happened? Before I tell you, let's read Luke 6:38 - three verses after Jesus tells how to love our enemies:
“Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.” (Luke 6:38)I am crying as I write this: Out of the woodwork came the most amazing women – my comrades in arms, my rightly ordered friendships. Friendships where we help each other grow in our faith, in our love for our families, and in our love for God. How beautiful God’s love is for us, when we place our trust in Him. Image credit: by Court Prather (2018) via Unsplash.com, CC0 Public Domain[/caption] My women friends, whether you’re an introvert or extrovert, we all need each other. We need to be rightly ordered with God, and we need to share His love with every woman we meet. That means getting out of our comfort zones, taking risks, being vulnerable, and even possibly getting burned in the process. Women need female camaraderie. Will you be the one to step out in faith? Will you be the one to start a movement within your family, your church, and your community? Will you love as Christ loves you?
Copyright 2018 Kelly Tallent
About the Author
Kelly Tallent, who blogs as “The General,” is mother to five children and wife to a living saint. She is the author of The Joyful Pessimist, a self-published journal that delves deeply into the intricacies of living the life of a Catholic Christian woman. You can find her book, links, and blog at The Joyful Pessimist.