When we accept the gift of grace, the Lord appoints—anoints—a company of friends to hold us and encourage us. It is the task of our discipleship to discover them, welcome their God-given role, and share the journey with them. Theirs is no accidental role, as though the Master lacked a plan: Jesus knows we need their faith. They may be near at hand but initially unknown; they may be longtime friends whose deep maturity is needed now. Jesus calls us one by one, but always sends us two by two. Pray to discern the godly friends the Saviour gathers ‘round you. And stay in grace.