“10Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbor that is near than a brother far off.
10 Do not forsake your friend and the friend of your father, and do not go to your brother's house when disaster strikes you— better a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.”
Sometimes, we make our family. We have to. For whatever reason, we create our immediate living circle of support. That may be with a few close friends. Or you may be lucky enough to have blood relatives that fit into that category. Whatever the case, we make the people, circle, family that we can run to in times of trouble and calamity.
It may be that when family is far off, either physically or emotionally, we can still run to our chosen and urban family for support and help.
So, quick moral of the day: It’s always good to cultivate those relationships and friendships that mean so much to you. Don’t discount the friends and relations that would do anything for you. Sometimes, they are right beside you or in front of you and serve you better than distant “family”.