Archives for September 25, 2012

The Spiritual Friend as Witness

Musician and singer Marc Cohn has me thinking this week about the spiritual value of friends who do more than “hang out” or spend time with us.  An important role in any spiritual friendship is the role of witness.  Someone who allows us to name our struggles, explore their interior, and testify to the efforts we have made to live with faith, courage, and integrity.That can be a lonely journey and it is easy to lose our way:We can be tempted to surrender to darker forces. We can lose t … [Read more...]