If you could have lived during the time of Christ, would you have wanted to be close to him? Would you have wanted to be with him? I think it’s fair to say that, by the time of the 40 days between Christ’s resurrection and ascension, his disciples were close to Jesus. After all they had been through, and the experiences they had shared, they had come to the point were they were quite close. Those three-and-a-half years of Jesus’ ministry probably were not particularly easy times. Would you have wanted to be one of those people? If so, why?