I've been plugging away at a series on 'Friendship' for quite a while now. I apologise for the pause and for the fact that this is a rather larger chunk of thought than usual. In a previous post, The Lord of His Friends, we discussed the difficult connection between friendship and obedience drawn by Jesus… Continue reading The Friendship Hinge.
Jesus turns to the men sharing his table, who have shared his life and been washed by his hands, and calls them 'friends'. But what kind of friendship is it? “You are My friends if you do what I command you.” That sounds like a remarkably conditional form of friendship. The phrase is jarring, almost… Continue reading The Lord of his friends