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When Friendship Turns Poisonous

“How dare you talk to her, you’re my friend!” She screeched.

“What do you mean?” I said feeling utterly confused.

“You’re my friend only! It’s stupid that you’re talking to other people. So stupid!”

I gaped, “Are you for real?” I moved closer and lowered my voice glancing around the school hallway hoping that no one had heard her. “Why is it stupid for me to have other friends?”

She stepped closer and narrowed her small beady eyes, “Because you’re my friend and no one else should be. You’re not allowed to have other friends! Do you understand?”

“I’m not allowed?” I laughed; sure that she was teasing me.

But she didn’t smile. Her thin lips pursed.

“You’re crazy!” I moved back and noticed for the first time how much like a snake her dark eyes were.

How had they become friends anyway? Had she always been this creepy?

I took a deep breath, “I will have as many friends as I want, so deal with it!”

“You’ll be sorry.” She seethed.

I watched her storm away and knew that she meant every single word.

A shiver ran down my spine.

This was going to be a hard school year.

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Switch Your Focus

It’s not all about what’s on the outside…

God doesn’t want us to be chasing after superficial things like looks instead we are to be chasing after him in our lives. He wants us to change our focus from things the world approves of to things he approves of. For he ultimately wants us to be more like him.

Even Jesus was a man of average appearance (Isaiah 53:2) he was made that way so that people would get to know him for his character and teachings, rather than be distracted by his beauty. Those that followed Jesus followed him because of those specific attributes, which we should emulate.

Remember Lucifer was an angel ‘perfect in beauty’ unfortunately he became wicked and we all know how that story ended (Ezekiel 28:11-19).

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