Metal is to be tested by fire, porcelain is to be protected from it. A man sharpens the countenance of his friend, as sword sharpens sword; trials build strong friendships. If your friendship is porcelain, beautiful to look out, yet useless in the battle for Christ's kingdom, than expose it to the fire of the gospel, if it breaks, it was never worth having.
Through his Strength We Will Conquer,
Andrew C. Abbott