Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/112614.cfm
Jesus said to the crowd: “They will seize and persecute you, they will hand you over to the synagogues and to prisons, and they will have you led before kings and governors because of my name. It will lead to your giving testimony. Remember, you are not to prepare your defense beforehand, for I myself shall give you a wisdom in speaking that all your adversaries will be powerless to resist or refute. You will even be handed over by parents, brothers, relatives, and friends, and they will put some of you to death. You will be hated by all because of my name, but not a hair on your head will be destroyed. By your perseverance you will secure your lives.”
Are you identified as a follower of Christ by how you live? If so, you will be persecuted in some way for what you believe. If you are questioned by seekers of truth, trust in what Jesus say’s and do not be afraid to speak of Him. Seek His guidance and He will fill you with the truth and the wisdom you need.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for always giving me the words I need to speak of you. You fill me with a wisdom that is beyond my knowledge. May I always remember to seek you first in all I do. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
Great and wonderful are all your works, Lord, mighty God!