For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. (Galatians 5:13 NLT)
Friendship doesn’t have to be a do-or-die thing. It does not have to be coerced. If instead of free will, there is something like a rope being pulled to induce the other person’s attention, then that’s not a healthy friendship.
Friendship is love without wings. It is never a forceful 50-50 job. It is reciprocal just like love is. Christ first loves us, which implies we ought to love equally well. In other language, we share or spread out the love our Lord conferred upon us.
David loved Jonathan and Idem. Living in freedom means never ceases to love irrespective of whatever offenses someone committed to annoy us. Living in freedom without abusing the good will of God over our lives, entails learning to say no to the spirit of grudges.
May the Lord teach us not to waste our divine wisdom in Him in Jesus name,