Wis 2. 1a,12-22; Ps 34; Jn 7. 1-2,10,25-30
- At times we identify with friends. Jesus self-identified with God and the saving work of God.
- Friends ask us difficult questions, hear-hurting questions to use a Japanese phrase. Because friends ask them we can bear them.
- When friends endure difficulties we can be there for them just as friends are with us in our difficult moments. Lent invites us closer to Jesus.
- Another friendship-intensity allows us to be open with friends. Our friend Jesus welcomes us to say anything to him.
- Romans 6.4.