The great gift of Jesus is that he calls us friends. He is the one who offers the invitation to friendship with him which is real and founded upon love. So often we can think we are the ones who choose friendship with God, but it's the other way around. Once we discover this truth it can be easier to respond. Today let us consider the signs of this friendship in our lives. We can ask the Holy Spirit to strengthen this friendship and help us to reveal it by the way in which we live out the Lord's commandment of friendship. "Love one another as I have loved you."