What makes a good friend? How can I be a good friend? Am I a good friend?
Makes me think about some of the friendships I've lost (or people I've lost touch with), and some that I hope I haven't lost.
I like this summary of friendship from gospel.com based on Proverbs 27:17, 'As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.'
A good friend is not someone who necessarily agrees with everything you do and say--it's somebody who lovingly challenges you to be a better person. We grow in maturity when we can test our thoughts and ideas against another person, and when we're open to correction when we're wrong.