Luther, in the Small and Large Catechisms on the Fourth Petition of the Lord's Prayer, lists "good friends" as necessary for bodily life. But we don't talk much about it. In this episode, Dave Petersen (pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN, and author of the recurring column "Commentary on the War" in the Gottesdienst Journal) and I discuss the factors that led to this deemphasis on friendship. Petersen looks to Aristotle, Cicero, and C.S. Lewis for aid in exploring this lost gift of God, and then we discuss how it might be restored among us. 


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