What greater gift dost thou bestow?
What greater goodness can we know,
Than Christlike friends whose gentle ways
Strengthen our faith, enrich our days?
When such a friend from us departs,
We hold forever in our hearts
A sweet and hallowed memory
Bringing us nearer Lord to thee.
For worthy friends whose lives proclaim
Devotion to the Savior's name
Who bless our days with peace and love
We praise thy goodness, Lord above.
CS Lewis once said, "It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest and most uninteresting person you talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship --or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare. All day long we are, in some degree, helping each other to one or other of these destinations. It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. There are no ordinary people."