Most times that I think about my relationship with Jesus, I think of him as Lord, Savior, Son of God. Less often I think of him as a confidant or friend. Maybe it is because to me it seems to presume that Jesus can be in a relationship with me as an equal. I don’t feel worthy of that level of relationship. Perhaps you have felt the same way. If so, you and I can take heart from the words of St. Paul in today’s second reading.
I give thanks to my God always on your account
for the grace of God bestowed on you in Christ Jesus,
that in him you were enriched in every way,
with all discourse and all knowledge,
as the testimony to Christ was confirmed among you,
so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift
as you wait for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ.
He will keep you firm to the end,
irreproachable on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
God is faithful,
and by him you were called to fellowship with his Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
We are called by God into a relationship of fellowship with his son Jesus. We were created to be his friends. It is true that we are not worthy of this special relationship. But remember, he makes us worthy of his friendship.