If we let Christ into our lives, we lose nothing, nothing, absolutely nothing of what makes life free, beautiful and great. No! Only in this friendship are the doors of life opened wide. Only in this friendship is the great potential of human existence truly revealed. … Dear young people: do not be afraid of Christ! He takes nothing away and he gives you everything. When we give ourselves to him, we receive a hundredfold in return. Yes, open, open wide the doors to Christ – and you will find true life
Pope Benedict XVI (from his first Mass as pope)
These words from Pope Benedict did just this. When I read this a while ago it re-affirmed “yes this is why I am friends with Jesus”
I pray that this strikes your heart also. Maybe you could even share it with someone you know who needs to be re-affirmed in their friendship with Christ.
God bless you all