Are you involved in a local church? Really involved, letting people know you and being known for who you are as well? There is freedom and joy in that kind of fellowship. True friendships are birthed in serving and knowing each other, not just attending the same church meeting. How are you loving your friend and brother today?
1John 3:16 By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. 17 But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? 18 Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.