Saturday, October 16, 2010

On Trial


Here are the readings for today.

Jesus said to his disciples:
“I tell you,
everyone who acknowledges me before others
the Son of Man will acknowledge before the angels of God.
But whoever denies me before others
will be denied before the angels of God."
- Luke 12:8-9

Today's reading goes very well with this one:

"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name? Did we not drive out demons in your name? Did we not do mighty deeds in your name?' Then I will declare to them solemnly, 'I never knew you. Depart from me, you evildoers.' - Matthew 7:21-23

I don't think our denial of Him is a verbal one but an interior one. It is a denial by our hearts. I remember an old shirt from the 80's that said:

If you were on trial for being a Christian
would they have enough evidence to convict you?

"Your honor look how this person loves! They have given everything for their brethren! You can't tell me this person is not a Christian!"

What beautiful words to hear one day. "My child by the way you lived your life you have not denied Me, now I will not deny you."

Pray well!

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