Being aware of our strengths and weaknesses can help us learn to create a culture of friendship wherever we are. 

    For example, maybe you’re someone who is great at being social and friendly, but you have a hard time slowing down long enough to connect. Or maybe you’re really good at being focused on the task at hand, but you slip into isolation from other people. Or, you could be someone who’s great at leading and knows how to direct people, but might get a little controlling.

    No matter what you bring to the table, God wants all of us to grow to create a culture of friendship that helps each other become the best we can be. 

    “Salt is good; but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have the salt of friendship among yourselves, and live in peace with one another.”

    Mark 9:50 GNT

    It is our friendships that determine how impactful we are in the world around us. We must not just individually be great, but create a culture that makes each other great.

    For the very glory you have given to me I have given them so that they will be joined together as one and experience the same unity that we enjoy. [23] You live fully in me and now I live fully in them so that they will experience perfect unity, and the world will be convinced that you have sent me, for they will see that you love each one of them with the same passionate love that you have for me.

    John 17:22-23 TPT

    Jesus wants us to be just as united in our relationships as he was in his relationship with God. That kind of deep unity is what will change the world.

    That’s why we’re excited about our new quiz, “What friendship culture do you create?” Take this with friends to discover what you add to the group, and how you can grow to create a culture that is close, spiritual and purposeful.

    Each result will be a different character from the movie Encanto, which is a great example of what culture gets created when we are on our own versus when we work together. Enjoy!

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    This article was developed by the Deep Spirituality Editorial Staff.

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