Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value . . . (C. S. Lewis, late British philosopher)

Lewis continues, “. . .  rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.” Obviously, you can exist without friends, philosophy, and art, but what would life be like without them? A proper world view, which includes the enjoyment of music, drama, and art, can give perspective, breadth, and depth to our lives. And friends—well, their value is incalculable.

Jesus: “Now you are my friends . . .” (John 15:15)
“Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends. (Revelation 3:20)