Love is an active verb.
In Proverbs 17:17 we learn that a friend loves at all times. Friendship is about choosing to forgive and to love when we don’t necessarily feel like it. Peter denied Jesus 3 times and yet he was the friend chosen to build his church after his death. When friendships go sour or people upset us, we can decide whether to give up on that person or we can use the difficulty as a catalyst for change. If we can work through an issue with someone and resolve our differences, the result is likely to be a stronger and better relationship.