The beauty of treachery

It’s said that friends make the best enemies — especially when there are three of them. Triangulation is great for navigation but a minefield in relationships. All it takes is one friend “confiding” in another about the third. A delicate stack of dishes, easily toppled.

Which is where the beauty comes in. There’s nothing so human as to wound with the tongue. And it’s even more human to react, yielding bitterness and no good thing. The world is full of former friends, families, and churchmates.

But God radiates redemption. Reconciliation. Forgiveness. And grace.

What a beautiful thing it is to watch three friends founder in the flesh and rise in the Spirit. Rise to bless each other and grow strong together in faith and love.

As always, it’s time to learn a few things from our students.

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