Commentary on the Gospel of
A true friend is tested in times of trials and difficulties. You will know your real friends when you are in trouble. When the life of a friend will be in danger if he stands firm by your side, he will be tempted to abandon you and desert your friendship. One knows how it feels to be denied and to be left alone in your own battle when one needed most the support of a loved one. Jesus experienced the same denial when he was abandoned by his disciples yet He did not hesitate to show them the real meaning of friendship. “There is no greater love than this; to lay down one’s life for a friend.” Will you also abandon him?