Acknowledge Jesus

July 10, 2021

Each day, I reflect upon a word or a phrase from the readings of the day. I encourage you to do the same and perhaps incorporate that word or phrase into your daily prayer.

Everyone who acknowledges me before others, I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father.” (Matthew 10:24-33)

ACKNOWLEDGE JESUS: I’m sure you have heard the expression, “He talks the talk, but doesn’t walk the walk.” In other words, he talks a good game, but when the rubber meets the road, he doesn’t really back up what he has said with his actions.

As Christians we often do just the opposite. We live our faith lives quietly. We try to do the right things. We do our best to love God and love others as ourselves. We go to Mass and tithe and help the poor. All good things for sure. That is faith in action. So we walk the walk, but do we talk the talk?

We are called to spread the Gospel message in word and deed. We seem to have the “deed” part down, but what about the word? When it comes to verbalizing our faith, many Christians freeze. They feel intimidated and uncomfortable, perhaps unworthy. Who am I to tell others about Jesus? You are His disciple, that’s who.

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