I know, for myself, the quote above is true. Someone can call himself a friend, but when hard times come, they vanish. The true friend seeks you out and addresses the hard things in life. He is honest with you and answers your questions. At times, he can treat you so gently. At others, he can be tough and tell you to get off your seat and get moving. The true friend has spent time getting to know the real you. He gets you in a way no one else does. Thank God for the real friends who are able to lead us out of the darkness and into the light. They nourish the soul.