A spiritual companion comes along side of us in our discipleship to Jesus. They may serve a formal role (e.g., spiritual director) or informal one (e.g., spiritual friend), but in either case they help us hear from God and locate him in our lives. A spiritual director directs, attends, and prays with us. A spiritual friend loves, listens, and discerns with us. Spiritual companions find Jesus in their friendships; we need such friends.