"Friendship is acting out God's love for people in tangible ways.
We were made to represent the love of God in each other's lives,
so that each person we walk through life with
has a more profound sense of God's love for them.
Friendship is an opportunity to act on God's behalf
in the lives of the people that we're close to,
reminding each other who God is.
When we do the hard, intimate work of friendship,
we bring a little more of the divine into daily life.
We get to remind one another
about the bigger, more beautiful picture
that we can't always see from where we are."
~ Shauna Neiquist, Cold Tangerines