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The Friends of Dismas is a group dedicated to encouraging people of faith to get involved in creative ministry to those touched by crime. The Ministry of Friendship is one of the ways people can get involved and the mediation below offers a reflection on the gift of friendship.

No two friends are the same. Each has his or her own gift for us. When we expect one friend to have all we need, we will always be hypercritical, never completely happy with what he or she does have.

One friend may offer us affection, another may stimulate our minds, another may strengthen our souls. The more able we are to receive the different gifts our friends have to give us, the more able we will be to offer our own unique but limited gifts. Thus, friendships create a beautiful tapestry of love……

By Henri Nouwen and you can sign up for these meditations by clicking on this link for theĀ  Henri Nouwen Society.

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