What does Christlike friendship look like?
What does it mean?
How do you provide Christlike friendship?
What are your challenges to extending Christlike friendship?
How do you teach your children to be a Christlike friend?
I have been thinking about this a lot lately. It's something we talk about as being so important yet I feel like for many it's a great idea not an actual practice that they implement or live.
After an incident at school where a child bit Vivian she said this:
"Mom I haven't even told him I am not going to be your friend anymore. That's it."
Vivian instead reminded me that "he needs friends too, he has a hard time with his choices but he shouldn't be alone."
So Vivian continues to be this kids friend, it is true he shouldn't have to be alone.
Now I know some might feel like they wouldn't want their kid to be friends with someone who makes wrong choices and I know that as the kids get older the risks seem greater.
I feel like the risks of not being a Christlike friend are far greater though.
I know it doesn't come easy, there are for sure some challenges. For some it is easier than others. Some hearts are more sensitive. Boundaries are important to have as well.
I would love to hear how you help your children (all ages) to extend Christlike friendship.