The reason I share this story is two fold. First, to express how grateful I am that I had that prompting to invite him to hang out with us. And, second, to remind us all that whether it is with our spouse, children, friends, parents, siblings, whomever, spending time with them is critical. Spending time shows you care, that you value someone. Spending time allows you to create tiny threads that solidify and strengthen your relationship. Spending time together is a small and simple thing that will help great things come to pass in your relationships with others.
I challenge you to pick two people this week to spend more time with and then do it. It almost doesn't matter what you do (assuming it is wholesome and uplifting in nature) just that you do it. And please let me know how it goes. :)