The church is a place of radical friendship. … We in the west think of friendship as, “Oh, I like you, you like the same things I do, we can be friends.” And that is so far from biblical friendship.
Biblical friendship starts with the way that Jesus radically loved us when we had nothing in common with Him, when we were going in the complete opposite direction. And God friended us when we were really furthest away from Him. And His church is to be a model of that radical friendship. …”
–Kay Warren, Faithlife Today
Jesus challenges our definition of friendship when He says…
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:13 ESV
So on the heels of celebrating His radical friendship toward us… what steps can you take…? can I take…? to practice radical… biblical… friendship in the days ahead…?