“Ours is an age when Christ needs men and women who are able to stand by the Cross, strong, daring, simple, hard workers, without any human respect when it comes to doing good; men and women who are cheerful, who have as the foundation of their lives prayer – a relationship with Jesus that is full of friendship.”
“We should ask ourselves if our life is having an influence for good on the people with whom we have more frequent contact because of friendship, work, relationship, etc.”
from In conversation with God, Vol 2 by Fr. Francis Fernandez
We need to be friends with Jesus and share that friendship with others for the betterment of the world in which we live. When I say world, I do not mean globally, but right where you are every day.