The relationship between God and humans or between two humans that invokes closeness, companionship, and helpfulness. Christ emphasized the necessity of friendship when He laid down His life for His disciples. He called His Apostles to friendship with Himself and with others. Many friendships throughout the centuries, such as those of St. Francis and St. Clare or St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of ávila, illustrate the importance and beauty of such relationships.
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