Acquaintances come and go,
friends are forgotten,
"[Jesus] replied to him, 'Who is my mother,
and who are my brothers?'
Pointing to his disciples, he said,
'Here are my mother and my brothers.
For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven
is my brother and sister and mother.'"
"For those God foreknew he also predestined
to be conformed to the likeness of his Son,
that he might be the firstborn among many brothers."
Matthew 12:48-49, Romans 8:29 NIV