“If they persecuted me, they will persecute you.” – John 15:20
Live It! Tip of the Week:
In a moment of prayer this week, reflect with Jesus on where the cross of reputation may be weighing you down. Are you harboring anger, resentment, or unforgiveness towards someone who has damaged or attacked your reputation in the past? Are you allowing the desire to maintain your reputation or please others affect your current actions and decisions? As you reflect on these things, bring them to Jesus and surrender that burden to him. It is not a cross you are meant to bear.
In the name of Jesus and by the power of my Baptism, I renounce the spirit of pride, the spirit of unforgiveness, and the spirit of fear. Jesus, forgive me for allowing my reputation to distract me from serving you. I affirm the truth that my worth does not come from my reputation but from the Father’s unconditional love for me.