BE CONVINCED OF YOUR FAITH; JESUS IS IN CHARGE!
📖Acts 14:19-28; Ps 145:10-11, 12-13ab, 21 (R.v.12a); John 14:27-31a
Imagine St. Paul going back into the same city that stoned him close to death (cf. Acts 14:19-20). That was quite a display of an uncommon courage.
For you to be able to bear authentic and courageous witness to God, you need to encounter Christ and be convinced of the message you carry. It is only then that one can begin to see the cross and sufferings as pathways to eternal life (cf. Acts 14:22).
The important question for us today therefore is this, how convinced are we of our Christian faith? Do we really believe that, amidst the troubles that the world gives, that Christ would grant us peace (John 14:27)?
Such conviction is all we need to live through the present hurdles and troubles of life especially the faith-associated ones. Otherwise, we may allow the devil to discourage us from following Christ.
As you go through the hurdles of life in your family, business, work and all facets of your daily living, may Christ, who endured the pain of the Cross for our salvation, grant you strength to remain faithful to him so as to win the crown of glory in the end. Amen.
Have a loving and courageous day ahead. Peace be with you.