“We love because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19 NIV).
Even before she moved in, the neighbors spread the rumor about what kind of woman was building the house. She would likely be out at night and sleep in the day. Sadly, she didn’t find much grace in that neighborhood, though many of the neighbors wanted to extend it.
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” - 2 Corinthians 1:3–4 (NIV)
You have a close friend who rejoices when great things happen and who shows compassion in times of trouble. That’s why you call her a friend!