Defined by knowing and being known.
Have you ever been lost? For me there is no worse feeling than driving around not knowing if I am going in the right direction. I start sweating and getting angry. It totally stresses me out and I just need some confirmation of my direction. Jesus disciples were the same way. They had been following him around for some time and they just needed some confirmation of their direction.
1“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. 2 There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? 3 When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. 4 And you know the way to where I am going.”
5 “No, we don’t know, Lord,” Thomas said. “We have no idea where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
6 Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. 7 If you had really known me, you would know who my Father is. From now on, you do know him and have seen him!” -John 14:1-7