Connecting with others isn’t just fun, it’s good for us!
We were made for community and Jesus’ daily life provides an excellent blueprint for friendship. Surrounded by the twelve disciples, and the inner three (James, Peter and John), Jesus set a firm foundation for faith. These were His closest companions, and together they talked, laughed, prayed, broke bread and journeyed as friends.
Immersed in this environment of faith, encouragement and support, Jesus then sought out the lost and ministered to them.
We do well to mirror this model of friendship in our own lives, understanding the inherent affect and influence people have on us.