What do you long for? This is the question that Emily Cobb asks. I know that I long for my friend’s cancer to be cured. I long for the people I love to turn to Jesus and follow him with their whole hearts. But I also spend far too much time longing for a new pair of shoes, or a holiday, or more sleep and less work. I have to keep reminding myself to be thankful for what I have, rather than longing for what I don’t have.
Friendship seems to be a hot topic. My Facebook feed has posts about being a better friend, how to develop authentic and meaningful friendships, how to beat loneliness and more. Just this morning I saw one called “The Art and Science of Friendship”. We’ve all felt that desire to be known and valued by others, to have good friends.