One important insights we can take from the friendships of the early Jesuits - especially between Ignatius, Francis, and Peter - has to do with the complex interplay between freedom and love.

Friendship is a blessing in any life. For believers it is also one of the ways God communicates God's own friendship. But for friendship to flourish, neither the friendship nor the friend can be seen  as an object to be possessed. One of the best gifts to give a friend is freedom.

Fr. James Martin, SJ
The Jesuit Guide to ALMOST) Everything
A Spirituality for Real Life


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