The sound of a secret
is a whisper.
Even if it’s good news.
Even if no one else is around.
A secret needs quiet to be heard.
The space of a secret
Even if told in the open.
Even if spoken in a crowd.
A secret needs nearness to be shared.
The heart of a secret
Even if there is history.
Even if there are only words on a screen.
A secret needs confidence to be experienced.
This is my command: Love one another the way I loved you.
This is the very best way to love. Put your life on the line for your friends.
You are my friends when you do the things I command you.
I’m no longer calling you servants because servants don’t understand what their master is thinking and planning.
No, I’ve named you friends because I’ve let you in on everything I’ve heard from the Father.
~John 15:12-15, The Message