"In all their distress he too was distressed, and the angel of his presence saved them . . . &q
There is no friend to compare with the friend who identifies him/herself so closely with my needs, my concerns, my feelings, my distress, my hopes and fears--than the friend who FEELS them with me. Fellow-feeling is no idle virtue. No one can negotiate the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune successfully without the help that such friendship supplies. Whenever we are served by it, God, its author and chief example is near.