I no longer call you slaves,
because a slave does not know what his master is doing.
I have called you friends,
because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father.
Imagine what it might be like to know yourself liked by God, truly appreciated, loved with great tenderness, understanding, compassion. Could God be at least as good as your best friend? A friend knows your brokenness and your goodness and just loves being with you.
Photograph by Father Emmanuel.