Everyone therefore who acknowledges me before others, I also will acknowledge before my Father in heaven. Matthew 10.32
What does it mean to acknowledge Jesus?
We acknowledge Jesus by answering his call, “Follow me”.
We follow Jesus when we act as he did:
When we feel the pain of others as if it were our own
And then act to heal their suffering,
When we do the hard work of growth,
Being humble enough to examine our shortcomings, biases and blind spots,
When we stretch ourselves and learn, ever more fully, how to love.
We sacrifice as Jesus did when we risk speaking an unpopular truth
And are willing to suffer for our principles,
When we do the right thing no matter the cost.
Jesus, you tell us that the Father’s love is so great
that even the hairs of our heads are counted.
May we be filled with the Father’s love
And spread that good news to the ends of the earth.