Two doesn’t work with little girls, but can with sisters in Christ. And we want you to join us by answering a question:
Right now two of my dearest friends are with me for our yearly re-union. In The Friendships of Women I tell of my jealousy concerning Sylvia (on my left).
Twenty-eight years ago when our family moved to Fargo for a year, I became friends first with Ann (on my right) and then she told me that Sylvia, her best friend from seminary days was moving to town. I thought Sylvia would definitely monopolize Ann and I’d be out in the cold Fargo winter. But though three doesn’t work with little girls, it does work with women who love the Lord because instead of finding strength in each other, we help each other find strength in God.
We laugh (watched New Girl in Town last night – There’s actually a positive role model of a Christian in it! We laughed because Sylvia had moved from Florida to Fargo and could identify), we cry, we pray, we linger over long suppers on the porch, we love each other. We have four whole days to reconnect and to help each other find strength in God. (This picture is from last year’s reunion.).
We began last night sharing what has been on our hearts. Sylvia asked us to reflect on this for this week. She said, “How do we really love God with all our hearts, minds, and souls. What does that look like? So often we go to the second commandment, but concentrating on just the first, what does that look like?”
I know often people would say: Read your Bible, pray – but I think it’s deeper than that.
Can you help us?