Here’s a message I wrote this morning (in Portuguese) to a friend who sent me a sweet message about Friend’s Day. This is my thought for you as well.
When was Friend’s Day? I let it pass without noticing, but I’m thankful that our friendship cannot be contained in a single day or reduced to a moment of time, for it consists of a history of acts, thoughts, words and prayers between two people whose interests cross and whose good will threads every interaction.
Although I missed the annual Day, be assured of my daily gratitude to God for the place that you fill in my life and for my desire to share with you the best that I’ve received from the heavenly Father, that is, a growing intimacy not only between us, but between you and him as well.
For, as much as I value our friendship or, better, exactly because I value it so much, the greatest gift I have received and would like to pass on, is the friendship with He who created us and desires for us all joy, peace, love, hope and the certainty that, one day, everything will be fixed and justice applied to each human being with equity and righteousness.
Happy Friend’s Day, today and always!