Dear Parish Family,
“Do not let others intimidate you.”
In today’s Gospel Jesus tells the apostles to keep their focus on God. Those who can harm the body do not have ultimate power; God does.
The apostles will face persecution and suffering, but Jesus reassures them that God knows and cares about what happens to his children. If God takes care of the little sparrow, he will take care of us who are created in his image and likeness.
So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. May God, who cares for the smallest sparrow, help us to become confident of his faithful care for us too.
We are also challenged to stand up for the Gospel values in our everyday lives knowing that God is always there with us.
Peace be with you!