I and Thou

Do we feel safe enough to be who we really are, without pretense or deceit, in each other’s company?

Do we respect the freedom and sovereignty of the other as passionately as we cherish and assert our own?

Are we willing to give to each other without expectation of reciprocity?

Are we brave enough, and do we care enough, to say what needs to be said, no matter how uncomfortable and risky that conversation might be?

Are we secure enough to celebrate each other’s successes… to be able to touch and go without jealousy?

Can we be trusted with each other’s secrets… no matter how dark?

And when our imperfections collide and cause each other pain, can we go beyond apology and forgiveness to compassionate understanding and mutual growth?

Friendship… perhaps the rarest and most precious treasure in the entire universe.

Existentialism Humanism

Frank J Peter View All →

A uniquely burdened and blessed citizen of the world thinking and acting out loud!

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