We honor St. John the Evangelist, the beloved disciple.  We were blessed to be able to attend Mass and Adoration for the intentions of some very special friends today.  St. John was a close friend of Jesus, and he was faithful to the end.  We can learn much about friendship from Jesus and John, and we are grateful for the close friends we have.    The Christmas season has already ended for our oh-too-secular-society, but for those who believe, Christmas is only in its third day.