“WHAT ARE FRIENDS FOR?” (Mk 2:1-12): 18 January 2008 (Friday)

“WHAT ARE FRIENDS FOR?” (Mk 2:1-12):  18 January 2008 (Friday)

Today’s Reading

Perhaps one of the best known portrayals of friendship in recent times is the friendship between Frodo and Samwise, the hobbits in J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Ring” trilogy.  As they went through their great and dangerous adventures together, Sam proved himself to be an extraordinary friend.  In “The Fellowship of the Ring,” when Frodo was going to leave the rest of the Fellowship, Sam insisted on following his friend and continuing to serve as companion and protector to him.