Chapter Three - Seeing God In Our Friendships

Mentoring is a principle when it is the cause of learning. It becomes a process when in the friendship it grows into the way of learning.

Joy and I enjoy a friendship that is so fulfilling that learning and receiving wisdom is just a natural consequence of the commitment we have to each other. Both of us has an innate need to give and receive love and aid that can only be filled by this process.

We are kindred spirits, cut from the same cloth. We intuitively know we are safe with each other, and we share a candid and spontaneous bond.

This sort of relationship is nothing new. From the beginning of time, God has passed the blessing of mentoring when He breathed His breath of life into humanity. It is His nature to give life, and He made our nature likewise.

When Mary Poppins said, “Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down,” she could have been referring to mentoring. I’ve learned so many life lessons in such a fun way, I wasn’t even consciously aware of it.

Although life has its ups and downs, there is a clear path of peace and well-being you can stay on regardless of your circumstances. Joy passed this place of peace on to me through her life by opening the door to the innermost chambers of her heart and letting me in within the snug setting of our deep-seated friendship.

Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever

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