Ben Witherington III on Friendship

I have long appreciated the work of Ben Witherington III, especially his commentary on Acts, which is superb. I just discovered his blog: Ben Witherington. He has this fabulous statement on friendship—a subject about which I have thought long and hard—at the close of a recent entry, “Tis a Gift to be Simple--the story of Kevin”: “Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.”