It’s tempting to draw safe you-live-your-life-I’ll-live-mine lines. That way you don’t have to feel a friend’s pain as if it were yours. But what if it is?

“[T]he soul of Jonathan was knit together with the soul of David. . . .” 1 Samuel 18:1

“If you want to make sure of keeping [your heart] in tact, you must give [it] to no one. . . . [L]ock it up safe in the casket . . . of your selfishness. . . . It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.” C. S. Lewis