Let's become friends. It's an invitation for each of us. But nowadays you know how difficult it is to make a new friend. Although you have so many friends on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, you can be deceived that everything is all right. However, the problem is you can be mistaken. Obviously, you can share your stories and photos via the internet with your so-called friends. But it is not enough and probably you feel it very well.
True friendship is a challenge. The reason is that there are no schools where you can study friendship. On the other hand, you need it so much to live peacefully and joyfully. As Christian, you know how to be kind and forgive one another. But you need to do more. You are to imitate God and follow Christ loving and offering himself.
God has allowed you to build special relations with others. Similarly, the Son of God chose a few close friends from among his apostles and people around him. He spent a lot of time with them. He shared his intentions and thought with these people. In addition, he was really thankful that they loved him sincerely and wholeheartedly. He also prayed with them and for them.
Jesus was not an outsider who spent time only with his beloved Father. On the contrary, he introduced his closest friends to the Father and fulfilled them with the Holy Spirit. Today you can ask yourself and make sure that you are included with them. Are you ready to live with Jesus and at the same time to open your heart to your special friends? Let us be friends of Christ and walk in the light, especially while taking care of your beloved ones. Be like children of light and friends of the Lord. Amen.
By Fr. Jozef Trzebuniak, SVD.