STOP AND THINK – To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world. (attributed to Bill Wilson, founder of Alcoholics Anonymous)

When we think of the world population of multiple billions, it’s easy to feel like we’re lost in the crowd and that we’re not even noted as “one person” among the multitudes. But as we develop meaningful relationships with family and friends, we may indeed, in a sense, almost be “the world” to them. We must protect and enhance those one-of-a-kind friendships.

A friend loves at all times (Proverbs 17:17). Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends (John 15:13).