This was the subject of the video teaching Thursday night. On Friday morning, I went through my usual prayer morning prayer routine, which includes praying over the daily Mass readings. The Gospel from Friday was from Mark 3. The passage tells us that Jesus "appointed twelve, whom he also named disciples, that they might be with him . . . ." Mark 3:14.
I will admit that I read that passage without giving much thought to the phrase "that they might be with him." Then I read the daily meditation in The Word Among Us. The meditation pointed out that we cannot exactly sit around the fire talking with Jesus the way his apostles did. However, there are many other ways to "be with" Jesus. The mediation suggests that the best way is to "spend time every day reading and studying Scripture. You can do this alone or join a Bible study group at church. Or you can pick up a couple of books on Scripture written by trusted authors that can help you understand what you are reading."
How ironic that the daily mediation in The Word Among Us would discuss the daily study of Scripture as the best way to "be with" Jesus. It was almost as if God was re-emphasizing what I heard in the video teaching the night before at Following Christ. Were it not for the meditation, I would have totally missed the point about of the phrase "be with him." Sometimes we do need help understanding what we read in Scripture, just like the Ethiopian eunuch in chapter 8 of the Acts of the Apostles who needed help from Phillip to understand the prophet Isaiah. See Acts 8:26-40.