In the years that I have been blogging I’ve met many people whom I now consider to be friends. We have a lot of differences; different faiths, different sexuality, different politics. But at the core of the matter we have in common an essential ingredient. We are humans who wish to do all we can to make life better for other humans. Sometimes we disagree on how that is to be done. My libertarianism definitely clashes with their communitarianism. But the end result is that we wish to see good for mankind.
I appreciate having these people in my life because I learn from them on a regular basis. They also encourage and uplift during hard times. They spur me to do better. They are my friends.
There is another group of people with whom I have a lot more in common. They are Christian women, like me, and when we connect I feel like we are connecting on multiple levels. Like my other friends they wish the best for humanity, but the shared religion we have imparts a special bond. They are my sisters, and knowing them is a blessing beyond measure.
I am very grateful to have these wonderful people in my life–Christian, Pagan, Atheist, Jew. Democrat, Republican, Libertarian. Homosexual, heterosexual, bisexual.
You friends, and I hope you know who you are, are one of the greatest blessings of my life and knowing you is a true privilege.