Saturday, June 10, 2006


God, why is it so hard to get close to people, to let people get close to me to make friends? Is it because I've been hurt before and am afraid to be vulnerable again? Is it because I think others will take advantage of my openness? Your Son had twelve close friends. One sold Him for thirty pieces of silver. Another denied that he ever knew Him. The rest ranaway when he needed them most. Jesus even predicted these things - yet He didn't shut Himself off fromfriendship. Make me willing to take the risk, too. Help me to realize that, ultimately, in opening to another human being we are opening ourselves to You. AMEN.

A prayer offered by a friend.

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