Welcome to this video worship experience for the Sixth Sunday of Easter. On this day, we continue to proclaim the good news: “Alleluia! Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!” This Sunday’s image of the life the risen Jesus Christ shares with us is the image of friendship. We are called to serve others as Jesus came to serve. However, for John’s gospel, the image of servanthood is too hierarchical, too distant, to capture the essence of life with Christ. Friendship captures the love, the joy, the deep mutuality of the relationship into which Christ invites us. The Greeks believed that true friends are willing to die for each other. This is the mutual love of Christian community commanded by Christ and enabled by the Spirit. What is your response to Jesus being our friend and we being friends of Jesus and friends with each other?