The hit 1990’s TV show Friends recently launched a reunion on the streaming service HBO Max. This show chronicled the lives of six friends living in New York City, and through its use of humor and portrayal of friendships, it quickly became a fan favorite that ran for ten seasons.
Viewers found the idea of sticking with friends through both good and hard times very relatable. Take a minute to think about our own friendships.
- Who knows you best? How did that person come to know you best? (Accept all reasonable answers. Students will likely name a parent or close friend. Time spent together and shared experiences may be reasons why this person knows them best.)
- What do you want people to think or see when they see you? (Accept all reasonable answers. We tend to present the best parts of ourselves or project what we hope to be—smart, funny, brave, etc. We sometimes present ourselves so that we will blend in or so that we will stand out.)
- In what ways do we hide aspects of ourselves from others? What do you think are the reasons for this? (Accept all reasonable answers. We often hide our flaws or secrets—things we think people will not appreciate or understand. We may do this by pretending or withdrawing.)
The truth is that God knows you better than anyone else knows you. God knows everything about you. Even better, God loves you just as you are, without condition.