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Faith Moments

February 12, 2014

Faith Moment Authenticity 3

Transcript of audio:

Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People" is one of the best-selling self-help books of all times, probably because everyone wants, and needs to have friends, real authentic friends -- people we would do any good thing for.

Carnegie advises that we should be a good listener; make other people feel valued; show respect; use encouragement; and offer honest appreciation.  People of all faiths will recognize these as forms of love and signs of respect for the dignity of others.  But Christians believe Jesus offers us so much more in terms of authentic friendship, because there is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friend.

Although strangers when they met, the apostles became in the end someone whom Jesus called friend, because they were now willing to do whatever good thing he asked of them.  And he asked them just this: "love one another as I have loved you."  Have we become real friends with Jesus?

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