Friends. I can imagine Jesus addressing his disciples and calling them friends. It feels good to be able to look at a group of people and say you are my friends. Today I invite you to share. The assignment is to tell us a story or a situation in which you had to say goodbye to a friend or some friends. …This is what I think about when I hear today’s Gospel story. I think about friends having to say goodbye. Friends saying goodbye or bidding farewell, but not without recognizing the impact that their relationship has had on them, or not without recognizing something that will always be carried with them.