If Jesus is real and life is about friendships as stated above, then the greatest thing you can do in your existence today, is to treat Jesus like you would defend a best friend, knowing the proper situational follow through to keep your loyal honesty. It’s the top thing to strive for because the other less vital daily habitual habits we get stuck in, don’t prove as true or meaningful as the handling of yourself in honest imagery.
In this scenario with Jesus being the top person in all existence to report to; reporting in faith to the knowledge of his name - while we don’t yet see him face to face in this belief / faith assumption point of existence here on earth, striving in advance to earn the title ‘friend’ is the wisest thing to shoot for. Every act of kindness from a God being who controls the allowances of life and death can be defined as merciful, yet he said just follow my easy yoke and the burden will be light (give a little extra and don’t be hypocritical) and I’ll no longer call you a servant but a friend who will be like me in heaven (though you’ll still willingly report to me which is to your benefit).
A parent is able to love all their children in an encompassing way of non partial equality, and while Jesus may not title any one person as "Best Friend," since we are all programmed with uniqueness, created with intricate assimilated value (his possession collection set) where he knows in advance our future eternal souls development growth at the time of initial conception programming, there is no point not to strive for this with your best strategy, if in fact, you weigh all the factors and decide to believe in your heart in God the Father and Jesus Christ the designated son. (other religions have their worded path as well)
Factoring in belief and outlooks ‘in the name of Jesus’ and knowing the stances and reasonableness of the statutes and commands, helps build faith in the likely scenario of a fate creator story being implemented in advance with an entry element of heaven coinciding with the justice of karma playing out in different sequenced rates.
It’s not always conducive to swear such allegiance to everyone in all circumstances, especially if it leads to uncomfortable situations and loss of inclusion and total acceptance right? Yet it’s also not conducive to lose your strategic life meaning for the sake of practicing with less moral conviction and total life meaning beyond immediate appeasement decision making. We all have a solid grasp of our time and play, we all know when we’re going home for the night - people pleasing against our integrity in the meantime doesn’t always pay us back a just reward from a total value standpoint in decision making. Earning things for the sake of playing out the correct friendship imagery helps heal our outlooks with an increase of strength and belief in ourselves, knowing the minimal stuff isn’t a deciding factor with concerns of gossip and foul play that don’t count in the real evaluations.
A good friend is willing to sacrifice time and personal desire with the right availability to go out of the way to help that friend in extra circumstances to maintain the trust reliance factor. A friend willing to take on a servant mentality for their friends best interest - because they naturally care without needing any reward in return - knows it goes with faith in a just heavenly reward system where the conditioning to get to this point is a reward in itself because your less dragged down by false expectances.
If a loyal fiend goes out of their way to help you when others wouldn’t have, you remember it or at least you should keep that as fresh mental note. It should help you grow closer because you’re willing to be there just as much the next time to return the favor as you grow closer and more reliable with each other. Same concept with Jesus, he remembers you having his back during this test of life we're living out as were being conditioned to choose the right decisions and to act in accordance with the rules and statues of human interaction.
The more work you put in, the more you work your way into Jesus's friend circle which the top objective.
Matthew 25:40 "...Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me."
John 15:12-15 "This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his FRIENDS. You are my FRIENDS if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you FRIENDS, for all that you have heard from my Father I have made known to you." (ESV)
With anything you have to first establish trust, can Jesus trust you are conditioned enough to look out for others the appropriate way? Otherwise you’re just that selfish person that can't hang with the group.