Matthew 10:26-33 NRSVue

26“So have no fear of them, for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered and nothing secret that will not become known. 27What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. 28Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather, fear the one who can destroy both soul and body in hell. 29Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. 30And even the hairs of your head are all counted. 31So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows.

32“Everyone, therefore, who acknowledges me before others, I also will acknowledge before my Father in heaven, 33but whoever denies me before others, I also will deny before my Father in heaven.

Some thoughts on this scripture

Jesus reminds me that I do not have to answer everything or convince everyone. In God's time all will be known.

I give thanks to God for what I have learnt in my prayer. I pray for the courage I need to let my experience of God be evident in my life.

I resist being distracted by the value of sparrows or the quality of my hair and pray that I may receive deeply Jesus appreciation and love of me.