When Jesus calls the twelve named apostles, He orders that they keep things simple. Those closest to Jesus are the least encumbered. Those who keep the message of God’s love clear are the most transparent messengers.

Being a person of the Good News means that one is ready to keep it simple. If our words and deeds don’t leave room for God to shine through, why bother?

O God, may I be transparent today. Whatever I say or do ought to show the world that Jesus loves everyone.