The Savior has called his disciples as his friends. What does that mean? As friends, he has shared secrets with them. Real friendship requires sacrifices. Disciples were made aware of the need to love each other and even lay down life for each other. In a similar way, believers are exhorted to love each other and be kind to each other as friends. Deep bonds should be made and we mus exhort each other. There are over 20 expressions of “one another” in NT which speak of our work towards each other. Exhort one another, love one another, forgiving one another, long-suffering and forbearance to each other are all hallmarks of a friend.