We’re living in a day when most people are focused on one thing: economic survival. While that is certainly an important pursuit, it’s easy for that single objective to make us ignore something far more valuable.
Hard times often lead to lonely times--when we bear down on simply making ends meet...at the expense of no longer spending meaningful times with others. It’s time we openly admitted that this is too great a price to pay.
No matter how bad the times may get, we need friends. They are the secret of our making it through dark and desperate times without our becoming dark and desperate people.
excerpt from Chuck Swindoll's blog The Pastor's Soul, Role and Home