Thank you for joining us for the Chronic Illness and Friendship series! I hope that this series on friendship and chronic illness has been beneficial for both the healthy and the chronically ill as we seek to be good friends to those whom God has placed in our lives.
As we reach out to others in friendship, let us remember to have the mind of Christ. Let us consider others more important than ourselves. Let us serve one another in our friendships.
"Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Philippians 2:3-11
If you missed any of the blog posts in this series, you can find them here:
- Chronic Illness and Friendship Introduction Post
- Visiting a Friend with Chronic Illness
- Encouraging a Friend with Chronic Illness
- Praying for a Friend with Chronic Illness
- Offering Practical Help to a Friend with Chronic Illness
- Supporting the Family Affected by Chronic Illness
- Entering into the World of a Friend with Chronic Illness
- Practical Help from Friends and Family
- Beyond Casseroles Book and Giveaway
- Reaching Out to a Friend when You Have a Chronic Illness
- Initiating Friendship when there Is Chronic Illness
- Chronic Illness and the Need for Grace in Friendship