Sunday 25th of June

“Do not be afraid of those who kill the body.”

Matthew 10:26-33

Jesus was no stranger to persecution; however, it did not prevent him from boldly proclaiming the gospel message and instructing his disciples to do the same. Jesus tells his followers, “Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body.”

Often, we can become discouraged in the face of persecution or difficulties. However, Jesus wants us to lift our gaze and set our eyes on what is eternal. Today we pray for courage in the face of all the challenges that come from living out our faith. May our love for Jesus and desire to build the kingdom spur us on. May our courage be renewed as we strive to build the kingdom of God here on earth and make the love of Jesus more seen and known.

2023-06-25 Weekly Reading 6