Sermon Illustrations

"Everyone hears what you say.

Friends listen to what you say.

Best friends listen to what you

don’t say."

“Many people will walk in and out of your life; but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart."

A Friend should be Radical;

They should love you when you’re unlovable,

Hug you when you’re unhuggable,

And bear you when you’re unbearable.

A Friend should be Fanatical;

They should cheer when the whole world boos,

Dance when you get good news,

And cry when you cry too.

But most of all, a Friend should be Mathematical,

They should multiply the joy, Divide the sorrow,

Subtract the past, And add to tomorrow.

Calculate the need deep in your heart,

And always be bigger than the sum of all their parts.

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one

day, so I never have to live without you.” -- Winnie the Pooh’s comment about friendship