Jesus has a powerful encounter with Herod. Jesus lays down His life; no one takes it from Him. Jesus is, at once, docile to God’s will and able to speak for himself.

If I believe that God has a plan, and that I have a role in it, then I must listen before I speak. Am I a person of discernment?

O gracious God, everything is a gift from you. I thank you for who I am and how You made me. May I do Your will.