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When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares. ~Henri Nouwen
A friend loves at all times and a brother is born for adversity. Proverbs 17:17
A true friend, one who will stay close no matter the circumstances is a rare treasure. And that rare treasure, once found, is one of the closest representations of the love of Jesus on earth.
Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 1 John 4:11