Who Do You Say That I Am
Jesus: Anchor, Friend, and Truth
Scripture and Reflection
the God who girded me with strength, and made my way safe.
This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide; so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
The psalm shows that God has created us to be strong. He wants us to be safe and be courageous in our lives no matter how daunting the tasks may be. The verses from John depicts Jesus as a friend. We do not only search for him, he also chose and seeks out our friendship. Our relationship with Him is mutual. Loving Jesus brings us closer to God the father as well.