A Real Friend Is…
Anyone can stand by you when you are right,
But a Friend will stand by you even when you are wrong.
A simple friend identifies himself when he calls.
A real friend doesn’t have to.
A simple friend opens a conversation
With a full news bulletin on his life.
A real friend says, “What’s new with you?”
A simple friend thinks the problems you whine about are recent.
A real friend says,
“You’ve been whining about the same thing for 14 years.
Get off your duff and do something about it.”
A simple friend has never seen you cry.
A real friend has shoulders soggy from your tears.
A simple friend doesn’t know your parents’ first names.
A real friend has their phone numbers in his address book.
A simple friend brings a bottle of wine to your party.
A real friend comes early to help you cook
And stays late to help you clean.
A simple friend hates it when you call after he has gone to bed.
A real friend asks you why you took so long to call.
A simple friend seeks to talk with you about your problems.
A real friend seeks to help you with your problems.
A simple friend wonders about your romantic history.
A real friend could blackmail you with it.
A simple friend, when visiting, acts like a guest.
A real friend opens your refrigerator and helps himself.
A simple friend thinks the friendship is over
When you have an argument.
A real friend knows that it’s not a friendship until after
You’ve had a fight.
A simple friend expects you to always be there for them.
A real friend expects to always be there for you!
Jn 15:13 “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
Prov 18:24 “A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.”
Jn 15:15 “Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.”
Prov 17:17 “A friend loveth at all times,….”
And Jesus certainly laid down His life for us! Amen or oh me??