That’s what Friends are for!
An old man advised his children as follows:
“Friendship,” he said, “is not bestowing gifts but reaching out in times of crisis. It understands another with tremendous patience and self sacrificing love. A friend is one who gives good advice, cares, corrects and encourages another friend to grow. He expresses concern about his sorrows without envying his achievements. Friendship is fragile and yet it is durable. It can withstand the onslaughts of slander, gossip, malice and threats because true friendship is founded on love.”
Namesake friends are those who are capable but never available when desperately needed.
Material help is not as often remembered as spiritual assistance or moral support.
Thoughts for Daily Living — Dominic Mathews