I was recently milling over what it means to be a friend. I love someone dearly but because I spoke to this sweet girl in a way of rebuke I lost her friendship. How sad. I dearly would love to talk to her again and have sweet fellowship but it seems I lost my chance. I love this person so much. I pray for her and her family and her life. I know God can change a person because he is constantly changing me. I know that God is in the business of changing lives. Should I have not spoken to this person. I think I should. I don’t believe we should be phony and go through this life just pretending everything is swell. I believe God tells us that words from a friend that wound us are really for our healing. Iron sharpens iron. I hope I can grow from this and other experiences like this where someone has turned against me when I have not wanted to hurt them.