(Jesus speaking) “I have never called you ‘servants,’ because a master doesn’t confide in his servants, and servants don’t always understand what the master is doing. But I call you my most intimate and cherished friends, for I reveal to you everything that I’ve heard from my Father.” (John 15:15 TPT)
When you think about it, there are 4 stages of friendship:
1) An acquaintance is a person you know, but who is not a close friend. It’s the person you run into in the coffee shop and feel comfortable meeting in a group setting, but usually not by yourself.
2) A casual friend is a person you are more emotionally attached to. You feel comfortable meeting with this person one on one.
3) A close friend is a person you spend time with regularly and feel you can depend on. You feel comfortable reaching out to this person at any time.
4) Whereas an intimate friend is someone you can share anything with.
“… I call you my most intimate and cherished friends“ ❤️