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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Friendship and the Secret Master of Ceremonies

One of the benefits of involvement in Women in Law and the J. Reuben Clark Law Society is the friends we make. The friends I've made in those associations have changed me for the better. One of those friends recently sent me the following quote. It helped me appreciate those friendships and the "secret master of ceremonies" even more.

From C. S. Lewis:

“In friendship…we think we have chosen our peers. In reality a few years’ difference in the dates of our births, a few more miles between certain houses, the choice of one university instead of another…the accident of a topic being raised or not at a first meeting—any of these chances might have kept us apart.

But, for a Christian, there are, strictly speaking no chances. A secret master of ceremonies has been at work. Christ, who said to the disciples, “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chose you,” can truly say to every group of Christian friends, “Ye have not chosen one another but I have chose you for one another.”

The friendship is not a reward for our discriminating and good taste in finding one another out. It is the instrument by which God reveals to each of us the beauties of others.”

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