In an age of “likes” and “selfies,” how do we form authentic relationships? We are created for profound, holy connection with God and with each other.
Christ provides the perfect model of what it means to be a friend, and in this set of articles from our partner Catholic News Service, we examine friendship from the perspective of Christian faith.
Holy friendship is ‘a remnant of paradise’
Scripture and saints attest to the virtuous companionship that deepens our communion with each other and with God.
Faith is the framework of true friendship
Superficial connections can’t replace the genuine bond between those who share the experience of God’s love, which sustains relationships through both good and bad times.
Examples of friendship in Scripture
In both the Old and the New Testaments, the fidelity of friends recalls the tender, sacrificial love of Christ.
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