Daily Word Of God
Jesus instructed the Twelve as follows: ‘Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; fear him rather who can destroy both body and soul in hell. Can you not buy two sparrows for a penny? And yet not one falls to the ground without your Father knowing. Why, every hair on your head has been counted. So there is no need to be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
‘So if anyone declares himself for me in the presence of human beings, I will declare myself for him in the presence of my Father in heaven. But the one who disowns me in the presence of human beings, I will disown in the presence of my Father in heaven.’
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- In today’s Gospel, Jesus assures us that His Father will protect us from all harm and dangers in life as we are each precious in His eyes.
- Thus, we are each called to have the courage to live our faith in Him with greater fidelity and “declare Him” through the way we live daily.
- Though the Lord has infinite love for all of us, we must never take Him for granted. If we disown Him through our sinful ways, we ultimately will have to reap what we sow.