“I have called you friends, because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father.” (J 15:15)
Friendship by sharing the word. Our Lord heard the word from His Father and told it to us; this is the way that the Good News passes. The word about Father’s love, received and fulfilled by the Son, came to us to bear fruit. And the most important fruit of this received word is not an external action but internal friendship. All the fruitfulness of our apostolate is based on this relationship, because “It is not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain…” On the other side we have its diabolic caricature: gossip; where instead of sharing the Good News, only selective news is spread. We have a choice.
“I call you my friends, says the Lord, for I have made known to you all that the Father has told me.” (Alleluia versus)
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