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Why Are We Friends?

Updated: Jun 10, 2021

Message for worship at West Richmond Friends Meeting, 15th of Eleventh Month, 2020

Speaker: Brian C. Young

Scripture: John 15:12-17, NRSV

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another.

Good morning, Friends!

Today, it is at the same time superficially easy and incredibly difficult to be a friend. Friendship is one of the greatest treasures of life, but at present it is s