It is, perhaps, not surprising that Jesus's words should focus so much on friendship. The following is a partial, by no means, complete account of His words on friendship:
"You are my friends, if you do what I command." John 15:14
"Dear friends, let us love one another; for love comes from God." 1 John 4:7
"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." Joohn 15:13
"Dear friend, I pray ... that all may go well with you." 3 John 2
"I thank my God every time I remember you." Philippiains 1:3
"It is right for me to feel this way about ... you, since I have you in my heart." Philippians 1:7
So, for today, I am grateful for the cousnel of Jesus, the greatest Friend we will ever have.