All tagged Friendship

Friends

I don’t have a lot of close friends. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of people that I love and with whom I interact, but close friends are few in number. As Chaim Potok put it in The Chosen, ‘two people who are true friends are like two bodies with one soul’. I was thinking about this yesterday while listening to an interview with Sen. Ben Sasse. Some of this is because I have moved around a lot and it is hard to sink roots deep when you don’t live anywhere for longer than five years. It is especially hard to have close friendships here in Scotland as there is the acknowledgement in the background that at some point, we are leaving. Scotland is a temporary stopping point for our family.

Friendship

The Gifford Lectures this year have been provocative. They have caused me to think and question some assumptions that I have held while also not agreeing with everything that is being argued. Last night, there was a panel discussion and was wonderful. Here is just a short glimpse of what was discussed.