"With Jesus"Stuart Jones s you read the gospels, it becomes very clear that people wanted to get close to Jesus. They wanted to be close enough to see Him, hear His words, and touch His garments. The closer they got, the closer they wanted to be. People wanted to be His friend. Being a friend of Jesus was unlike any previous relationship. With Jesus, people found generosity, love, mercy, and forgiveness. His friends had fun. They were inspired. Their lives got better. Jesus gave us the perfect relationship model. He welcomed all kinds of people into His life. He did so unselfishly. And lives were changed.