Nothing changes your opinion of a friend as surely as success – yours or theirs. (Franklin P. Jones, author)
Can you remember when a friend of yours suddenly received some acclaim because of his or her successful accomplishment? How did you respond to the sudden fame that your friend achieved? With surprise? Pride? Jealousy? A friend’s success may be a better test of our relationship than a failure. True friendship rejoices when a friend succeeds.
Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep (Romans 12:15).