There was a very nice article as of late in The Chronicle of Higher Education entitled “Faux Friendships” By William Deresiewicz (thank you Rick for sending this on to me). It’s well worth the read.
Its nice to see others fighting on this front and grieving the loss of “the friend” in our culture. Too many seem content with the vapid and shallow so called acquaintances in our day and age that many (Christians being no different) passively embrace.
No wonder Mother Theresa would comment that America was the poorest country she ever came to, because we were the loneliest people she ever encountered.
Go hug someone.