When two friends fight! One friend had a disagreement with another over a very trivial issue. Others took offence and even picked sides. In short, a full blown episode of Grey Gardens – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0758751/ . Coffee dates and long telephone calls came to an end. Visits and special days taken off the calendar. Blank days ahead of routine without the support of friendship lay ahead.
As I struggled with some very challenging situations round the clock, I reached out, stood with those who would pray, talk and resolve any issues with me. Days, weeks, months later, some are not very sure where they stand and have become the Unfriend – in public they greet and speak, but in private, there is an unhealthy and unreal distance. Truth be told, I cannot take the pain and frustration of dealing with Unfriends – if you can bring it to me, we will work on it. If you want to hold it over and lord it over me – then we can de-friend. Better to be honest than a hypocrite. This year, the boundaries are going to be painfully real!
He Heals the Brokenhearted
147 Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.
2 The Lord builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel.
3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.