‘ My beloved speaks and says to me:
“Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away;
for now the winter is past, the rain is over and gone …
Let me see your face, let me hear your voice;
for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.” ’
Song of Songs 2:10,11,14 (NRSV)
… the longing in God’s heart for your five friends to know his love. All He did for you, He did for them.
… for the eyes of your five friends to be opened to all that Jesus offers them, and that they would turn their faces to Him and enjoy the warmth of His love.
‘ Come, Lord, stir us up and call us back. Kindle and seize us. Be our fire and our sweetness. Let us love. Let us run.’
AugustIne of Hippo