"We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you may have fellowship with us. And o
John makes an astounding assertion; not astounding because he claims to have witnessed Jesus' career first hand with his own ears and eyes, but because he believes that in his personal acquaintance with Jesus the man, he encountered God. This is the reason for his exuberance. All social engagement has a view to what is even more satisfying---the supreme fellowship.