John Wesley on friendship

because you love God you love your brother also. you love not only your friends, but your enemies; not only the friends, but even the enemies of God … we are to love [the ungodly] as ourselves (for they also are included in the word ‘neighbor’) … to bear them real good-will … [and] to honour them … as immortal spirits who are capable of knowing, of loving, and of enjoying [God] to all eternity.

john wesley