Friends have all things in common. (Plato)

Close friends share everything—the trials, the sad times, and the times of joy. We most often think of those good times, but author Lysa TerKeurst emphasizes another essential element of true friendship: “Tears are the truest connection we have with others.” We can be grateful for those who sorrow with us and share our deep burdens. They are among God’s great blessings.

 [God] comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us (2 Corinthians 1:4).