"No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you." John 15:15
Jesus laid down His life for us, His friends, those of us who have made Jesus LORD and Savior of their lives. If Jesus can call us "friend" and lay down His life for us, why do some of us "Christians" act so downright "unfriendly", "unloving"...we are not that special...He is!
I can prove we are not that special. Lay down your life for me. Allow yourself to be beaten until you no longer even resemble a person. Then allow yourself to be nailed to a cross. Die for me... I couldn't do it either. Jesus Christ was born to die on that cross. He is the ultimate sacrifice for our sin. Jesus was born to lay down His life for us... His friends. Perhaps we should be more appreciative, more thankful, more loving...and more friendly!