Friday 24th of November

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

Matthew 10:28-33

In today’s passage, Jesus is making the point that God knows everything about us, down to the number of hairs we have on our heads. God cares deeply about each of us, and He will always take care of us. We do not need to be afraid, even when life is difficult. The challenge for us is that most of us naturally become afraid when life is painful and difficult. It is not that we don’t have faith in Jesus. Rather, we may be overwhelmed by the challenges and difficulties in our lives. And it may seem that there is no way out!

It is during these challenging times that, we must listen to Jesus telling us: “Even the hairs of your head are counted! So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Today we are invited to bring any worries or anxieties we have to Jesus. Simply place your worries or your pain in his hands and then sit quietly with Jesus for a few minutes. We must believe that Jesus will bless us with deep trust and deep peace!

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