The best friendships are kind, intimate, loving, affectionate and fun. If they offer so much, why are they often so low on our list of priorities? Clare Catford argues that as we learn to befriend ourselves we will attract and develop more solid friendships. This could in turn lead to more loving connections with family, neighbours, work colleagues, fellow Christian travellers – and ultimately with God.
Clare Catford is a journalist who has spent 20 years presenting and reporting for the UK’s leading television and radio networks. She currently hosts the Guardian’s news podcasts.