I have friends I am close to and we can go days, weeks, and months without talking. My best friend and I have known each other for 15 years. We can chew each other out and still love each other too. The others I just don't get. Quite frankly, I don't care either. I guess my point is the more I get upset about whether people decide to "keep" me as a friend on facebook, the less time I have to devote to other important things in my life like my marriage and school.
My job takes up 25 hours a week of my time. My school takes up 40 hours. My marriage takes up the rest. My time with God is 24 hours a day. Just because I don't talk to you all the time does not mean I don't care or I am not praying for you.
On the other hand, if somebody chooses to defriend me it is their loss. We all have the gift of choice. I cannot be all things to all people, all of the time. I just don't have the energy now. I also have the choice not to accept a friends request from somebody who has hurt me in the past. I can forgive them for being so rude, but it doesn't mean I have to put up with them or their behaviors.
I guess my point in all of this is that I have been challenged to look past a person's fickle behavior and love them despite the fact they are being hurtful. I have also come to realize that when you bend over backwards to help friends in need, that often the most critically wounded people can be the most devastating in their volley of attacks. Hurt people, hurt people.
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