“Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10).

We are designed to live in companionship. Isolation is not the norm…”It is not good for man to be alone” (Gen. 2:18). Because I have a friend of over 30 years with whom I speak several times a day, I long assumed that everyone had such a friend. Such is not the case, however, and many exist in a kind of stark loneliness. Friendship doesn’t just happen. It is a proactive pursuit. The best way of finding a friend, one who will be a true companion in life, is by being a friend. Embrace each day with the intention of being a friend.

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