Jesus provides careful instructions to those who respond to his call. In particular, He notes that any fear of rejection by those to whom Jesus sends them is dispelled by trust in God.

Am I confident in who I am? Am I resolved to fulfill what I discern to be God’s will in my life? Do I trust God enough to bear the burden of rejection?

Dear God, may my faith be strong. Grant me a hopeful countenance, especially in the face of rejection.