Fridge Rights

After my sermon yesterday, Jackie and I were discussing the service and she said, “I thought you were going to
mention ‘fridge rights’ the way you were going.” I told her that I hadn’t even thought of it, but it would have
been a perfect addition to the sermon on unity. The term ‘fridge rights’ comes from a book we read a long time
ago that describes a deep enough level of friendship that when you’re at their house, you don’t have to ask to
get something from the fridge, you can just help yourself. You usually find this kind of closeness only between
family members or lifelong friends.
Who has ‘fridge rights’ in your life? Are there people who have a deep enough relationship with you to ask hard
questions, to be there for you no matter what? That’s true unity.