A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. (Walter Winchell, late newspaper and radio columnist)

Were you ever deserted by people you thought were friends? That really hurt, didn’t it? “Fair-weather friends” stay with you when things are good, but disappear when times are tough. As Winchell says, a really good friend is one who comes to your aid and sticks with you in troubled times. Be that kind of friend.

Many will say they are loyal friends, but who can find one who is truly reliable? . . . A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need. (Proverbs 20:6; 17:17)