Jesus condemns the Pharisees for denying the people the ways of God. As believers of Christ we have a mission to bear witness to the Good News. Are we doing that? Does our life reflect Jesus? Most often we see Chris- tians who sing of the joy of the Lord but live a life of misery like God did not exist. Or even worse live a downtrodden life burdened by many worries, plagued with anxiety and doubt, living with bitterness and resentment. But that is not how the Lord wants us to live. In John 10:10 the Lord says that he came so that we can have life in its fullness. He is our Savior, so why do we carry our burdens instead of surrendering them to him? When we do that we are filled with the fruits of the Spirit and become witnesses to Christ. Others will want to experience the peace, love and joy that we have, which can only be obtained by having a relationship with the Lord. Unlike the Pharisees we can be true witnesses by living a life of faith. Are we ready to live a life of faith and be witnesses to Christ?
Prayer: Abba Father, help me to journey deeper with you so that I may bear witness to you. Amen.