You hold the power of definition, as much as you've adjusted how you define certain things, based upon your life experiences. There's an entertainer in the world who built an entertainment empire, in the sense of his contribution to the community that he functions in, who receive his legacy with open arms. In recent years this "beloved" man has been charged with a "heinous amount" of sexual crimes. When I would see him on the news, the spirit showed me something very interesting. A noteworthy amount of times and on a regular basis, he would wear something strange during his photo ops. He would always wear a shirt that said "Hello Friend." He disarmed those whom he met by accosting them with his reputation and this invitational piece of armor. When his legacy began to collapse, one particular station where I live continued to play his sitcoms, but I refuse to watch it, and am offended that the network would continue to air his work. I had to ask myself why would they do that? The answer is: he's a friend of that particular community. When Jesus began his ministry He was around thousands of people, and He ultimately chose twelve disciples. Social intimacies change with advancement within bureaucracies. Now, not only are they disciples of Jesus, but they now also have a different relationship with the Romans and religious authorities. If I have an enemy, and my friend becomes friends with my enemy; do I still consider that person to be my friend? Now wait a minute, it doesn't stop here. Jesus then promotes the disciples to the office of Apostle. Before the crucifixion, the crowd told Caesar that if he let Jesus go, that he wasn't a Friend of Caesar! It reached the point in the Gospel of John where Jesus adds another title to His relationship with these men. He calls them Friends! There are men and women who are saints and have reached the degree where they are called friends. We always talk about free will, but when we refer to the twelve disciples, some of us act like they were accompanying Jesus against their own will. They received the call and chose to partake in His ministry: Only Friends Would Do That. The Gospel of John 15:15 reads "Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knows not what his lord does; but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you."