Jesus is a sign of contradiction. Some believe in Him while others denounce Him. This was true when He ministered on earth, and it endures today for His followers.

Being a disciple of Jesus is a costly endeavor. It takes a lot to stick with Jesus, especially in the face of persecution.

Gracious God, I want to be a courageous witness. Help me to be both confident and charitable. May my docile testimony give others strength too.