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"These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full", John 15:11.
  • How many Facebook friends do you have?  According to Facebook, the most famous social networking site on the web, the average Facebook user has 130 friends.

    Facebook recently posted the following stats in their press room:
    ·    More than 500 million active users
    ·    50% of our active users log on to Facebook in any given day
    ·    Average user has 130 friends
    ·    People spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook

    How many friends can a Facebook user have?  

    Actually, the sky is the limit.  Consider the following:  according to one source, Charlie Rosenbury wrote a computer program that sent messages to more than 250,000 users asking them to add him as a friend.  He later reported that he had 75,000 friends within three weeks.

    Who holds the Facebook record?  

    In 2009 a user named George Fethurst surpassed Michael Jackson with more than 6,552,000 Facebook friends.  However, as of February 2010, Michael Jackson had more than 10,683,000 friends.

    If you have five close friends you are rich!

    Someone once said:  “If you have five close friends when you die you are rich.”  How many truly close friends do you have?  The Bible says: “A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”  Proverbs 18:24.  

    Jesus can be the best friend you ever had!

    Jesus can be the truest friend any person can possibly have.  He will remain your friend no matter how popular or unpopular you become, no matter what good or bad you do, or a ton of other things.  He is one who really does stick closer than a brother.

    To have friends you have to be friendly.

    Who can you reach out to and befriend today?  Take the initiative; don’t sit around waiting for someone to befriend you.  Step out of your comfort zone and become a friend to someone who needs a friend.

    Becoming friends with God is easy.

    You simply ask him to be your friend and to give you the desire to be his friend.  You learn about your new friend by reading his word.  Start with St. John’s Gospel.  Read a chapter per day.  Talk to your new friend…pray.  Share your most intimate feelings, fears, joys, worries, victories, and everything else with him.  You will be blessed, and he will bless you.  In the Bible, one person was called “Friend of God.”  His name was Abraham, James 2:23.  God is always looking for new friends.  Are you ready to begin a relationship with him?  Or, if you have grown distant in your relationship, are you ready to renew it and see it become viable again?  Jesus is a friend who will believe in you when you have ceased to believe in yourself.  

    Jesus is the only friend who will walk in to comfort and strengthen you when other people walk out on you.  Get to know him better today!

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