Have you ever been asked the question “Who is your best friend?” Have you ever wondered what to say when asked the question? Here is some points to help you know what to say when you don’t know how to answer.
- When you are asked the question explain that you don’t have a best friend.
- When they ask you something like “You don’t? Are you lonely?” or “Do you need a best friend?” you can simply answer that there might be someone in your life who you are closest to but that you don’t call them your best friend and that you don’t care to mention who they are (If you did say who they are and it wasn’t the friend you were with then they might get offended).
- “Why don’t you call them your best friend?” they might ask. Because “best friends” can get very exclusive. For example if Tom and Josiah are always together and one day on the school play-ground they are whispering, pointing and laughing together and their friend Bob see’s them doing this he could get very offended. Maybe Josiah and Tom were not whispering, pointing and laughing at Bob bet it sure did look that way.
- “Well, I don’t see where you are getting all this from. I am sure that the Bible doesn’t say anything about the matter.” Well it doesn’t say anything like “Thou shalt not have a best friend.” but it does have something to say that gives me a foundation. Ephesians 4:32 says, “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted…” It would not be very kind to exclude other people, would it?
So when you are with your friends do not be exclusive be kind and inclusive to everyone.
Lydia F. Leake