Real friends are hard to make. That’s different from a friend being hard to find. It’s one thing to actually find a friend, but making a friend is the hard part. Real friendship must be forged through fire and ice.
No one can shape a friendship on purpose. Life, circumstance, and the Divine Hand pour, mold, and pound every good friendship into whatever it becomes. It’s the friends who must endure the pounding, the heat, and the freezing brisk that harden our bonds into something that can never break. Friends are easily found; their making takes rewarding pain and dedication.