We all innately know that friendship is a good thing. Yet we all struggle on some level to make and keep good friends. If we want to learn to make and keep good friends, we would be wise to follow the example of Jesus. Anyone who is willing to die for his friends probably possesses some qualities we could learn from. Jesus had compassion for the crowds. We can grow in friendship by cultivating a heart of compassion towards the crowds that surround us each day.