What does a real friend look like?

This quote from Scott Sauls is so wonderful in it’s description of true friendship:

“Real friends see each other as long-term companions and give to each other the rare gift of long-term loyalty. Instead of using each other, they serve each other. Instead of keeping score with each other, they support, champion, encourage, serve, forgive, and strengthen each other. In real friendship, the flourishing of other people takes priority over our own goals and ambitions.”

Scott Sauls and Ann Voskamp, Befriend: Create Belonging in an Age of Judgment, Isolation, and Fear, pg. 2, loc. 263

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