The friendship that can cease has never been real. (Saint Jerome, 5th-century priest and historian)

Do you remember a childhood friend you “pinky-pledged” never to forget, whose name you can’t recall now? The kind of friendship that is really precious and strengthening is one that never fails. It endures through the hard times when there may be disagreements and even confrontations. If it’s real, however, like love, it will endure.

A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need. (Proverbs 17:17)