We are friends closer than brothers. Do you usually think of friendship as a relationship between equals? Yet we are not equals. You understand that this cannot be. Normally this puts a strain on a friendship but it is not true in our case.
Typically the lesser seeks friendship with the greater and the greater grows weary of the relationship first. Yet it was I who sought you out, and opened the door, and initiated the relationship, being the first to call you friend. Though you may wander away, I will never grow weary of you. If you would follow my example, extend friendship to those who you see as lesser than yourself, and you will find that they are not.