If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn’t jump with them, I’d be at the bottom to catch them. (Steve Berry, American author)

Parents have often heard the lament of their children, “All my friends are doing it; why can’t I?” Berry’s statement night be a challenging response. It’s way too often that we (even adults) are motivated more by peer influence than by reason or logic. A really true friend would want to do what Berry suggests. We should all be prepared to help our friends make better choices.

There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (John 15:13)