"I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you."
It was not intentional on my part that yesterday's and today's verses would be read on consecutive days. (If you could see how the verses are chosen and assigned an order, you would know that level of organization is just not part of the process!) These are verses taken from a long section of Jesus' words of support and direction for his disciples. For me, words quoted directly from Jesus are of a special caliber. Jesus explains to his disciples that he has shared everything with them. In spreading this knowledge to others, others are let in to this relationship. We can experience God as our friend, through Jesus. This is a friend we can trust, learn from, and be with forever.
Holy One, you are so big and so unfathomable to me, yet through Jesus you invite me to be your friend. I find it difficult to feel worthy of this friendship, yet I do cherish it. I am profoundly thankful. Amen