Those who were only focused on themselves often failed to recognize Jesus. Some of those who heard about Jesus but did not know Him reacted in fear and sought to kill Him.

Do I know Jesus personally? Do I respond to His witness in love or fear? Am I too pre-occupied with myself to hear the Good News?

Dear Jesus, I want to know you, not just know about you. May I turn to you in prayer and pour out my soul to you. As I come to know you, may I know myself more truly as well.