Friendship #2

Misfortune shows those who are not really friends. (Aristotle)

This wisdom from antiquity is matched from a more modern source. Late actress Marlene Dietrich said, “It’s the friends you can call up at 4am that matter.” You don’t feel right about calling anyone but a close friend to come to your aid at a difficult hour or in a really tough situation. How comforting to have someone you can trust implicitly when you need help.

A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need. . . . The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense (Proverbs 17:17; 27:9).