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A Friend of Patience

It was freezing outside in Northern Michigan last summer as Trevor Sabsook and I stepped outside to stare up the night sky. It was early September and we had a weekend of adventure planned with friends from Texas and Michigan in and around Charlevoix. As we looked up, we both saw something different. We would not agree on the birth place of the stars. Our worldviews didn’t match. Such differences would send most people in different directions.

Marcus Tullius Cicero wrote one of the great treatises on friendship two thousand years ago. He reminds us the mistakes men have made over the centuries. One of the six mistakes he lists is , “Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.” While Trevor and I have shared our worldviews out of a genuine care for each other we have never drawn a line in our friendship.