Friendship can come in ways and forms that we don’t expect. Perhaps the most surprising friendship is with the second Person of the Trinity, Jesus Christ. In today’s Gospel, this friendship is most certainly evident. Jesus encourages us to move closer to Him and enter into a good and supportive relationship.
How do you approach your friendship with Jesus? If we are able to follow the path Jesus wants for us, not only will we grow closer to Him but our earthly friendships will be truer and long-lasting as well.
Take the opportunity to reach out to a friend who you’re thankful for. Let them know how they mirror the love of God in their lives and how that’s influenced your own life!
Reverend David S. Marcham is the Vice Postulator for the Cause of Venerable Patrick Peyton, and Director of the Father Peyton Guild, whose members pray for Father Peyton’s beatification and spread his message of the importance of Family Prayer. Prior to becoming a seminarian, Father David was a physical therapist and clinical instructor, serving hospital inpatients and outpatients throughout the greater Boston area for eleven years. In 1998 he heard the call to priesthood and was ordained in the Archdiocese of Boston in 2005. Father David grew up in Quincy, MA, and has fond memories of playing soccer, tennis and running track. You’re never without a friend when Father David is around, as he welcomes everyone into his circle with a smile on his face!