We get to know some people quickly and deeply. Other relationship are paced more slowly. Generally if we are to truly understand another person it requires two essential ingredients. Time and proximity. Jesus built a relationship with hsi disciples in this way. For 3 1/2 years they were together, 24/7. At the end he told them he was leaving “for their good”. And then their relationship with Christ took on a new trajectory. They knew the heart of God. The Holy Spirit revealed Jesus to them as they never knew him in flesh and blood. The sermon is a look at the difference between a casual relatioship with Christ and an intimate one.