You Can’t Have Too Many Friends…

dusk over bay

Still at the California shindig. It is good to see old friends. It is good to re-connect with long-term friends that run, in some cases, numerous decades back.

The scripture comes to mind – “Do not move the ancient boundaries.” That verse has a truckload of implications – few of which have to do with actual maps, charts. The idea at hand is simply “Maintain relationships… Do what it takes to have lifelong relationships… You can’t have too many friends…”

In our day there are a tremendous number of forces at work to keep all of us involved in a lot of tail chasing which ends in each of us involved in only 1 to 3 years relationships. That’s for the birds! I went to a friend’s mom’s memorial a few days ago. At this service, my friend, a powerful communicator btw, asked his boyhood friends present to stand up. I thought he was referring to 2 or 3 guys. To my pleasant surprise, there were over a dozen guys present at his mom’s memorial. I got a tear in my eye at this vote for long-term-ness. These guys get it. In fact, he mentioned, the twelve of them get together several times a year – all of them in their mid-50s. THAT is worth reproducing.

Steve has spoken, mentored and modeled to churches and leaders around the world with the simple message that anyone – regardless of their gifting or experience – can be involved in bringing God’s loving kindness to others. His first book, Conspiracy of Kindness has been translated into several languages with more in the works. His first book has sold over 300,000 copies. Altogether his books have sold over 500,000 copies.