Lillian Daniel, in the February 24 edition of The Christian Century magazine, suggested the need for deep friendships in Christian spiritual formation. Her thoughts led me to reflect on the same passage for this coming Second Sunday in the Season of Lent , Mark 8:31-38. We do not really care much for radical friendships. That is, friendships where disagreement is viewed as healthy and forming. Do Jesus and Peter offer a glimpse into this kind of relationship? What do you think?