A Collect of Thanks for Jesus’ Friendship

Lord Jesus, who stoops down to call us friends, we thank you for confiding in us the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven. May we be attentive to your words and take them to heart, that we would be worthy of the trust you have placed in us as your disciples and friends, through you who lives and reigns with the Father and Holy Spirit, one God. Amen. ‘With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it; he did not speak to them except in parables, but he explained everything in private to his disciples.’ – Mark 4:33-34