I have a guy friend who I also have feelings for but I don't need him to know that. I generally care and sympathize with people more than the average person and it absolutely kills me to see anyone I care about hurting. He has been going through some emotional/spiritual battle recently and I want to tell him that I empathize with him. I want to encourage him, and I want to tell him I'm praying for him, but I also don't want him to think it's weird or for it to turn into something that doesn't bring glory to God. I want to show him love and this isn't romantic love... it's caring for a brother that I get to worship God forever with. Is that frowned upon? Is it okay for me to build a deeper friendship? I want to be myself and act on my instinct to care, but I don't know if it's right to do that if I'm not trying to have this lead to a relationship. At least not right now.