September 14, 2017
One of my favorite songs of all time is Carole King’s You’ve Got a Friend:
“When you’re down and troubled
And you need some loving care
And nothing, nothing is going right
Close your eyes and think of me
And soon I will be there
To brighten up even your darkest night
You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I’ll come running to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I’ll be there
You’ve got a friend…”
Those words touch me way down in my heart of hearts. Having a friend. Being a friend. These are two of the deepest joys I experience in this life. I am so grateful for the people I know I can call out to in the middle of the night. I am equally grateful for the people who feel they can call me when they need a friend.
I think friendship comes in all forms and shapes and sizes. Sometimes it’s the Friend in our own heart or in the vastness of the Universe. Sometimes we find it through a chance encounter with a stranger. It is my hope that more and more people find it in our Unity community.
Please join us Sunday for further reflection on friendship and “being there” for one another.
Peggy Christiansen is the Spiritual Leader at Unity of Fort Collins. She has over 25 years of ministry experience working with diverse populations, a M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary, and a special interest in helping people find and/or develop their unique spiritual paths. Listen to podcasts of her Sunday talks.