Jesus “instructed the apostles to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick…”  This was not the first instruction for the Twelve.  All the while he had been schooling them in the necessity for gratitude, humility and perseverance.  He continued to do that for them.
As his apostles in this time and place Jesus should do likewise for us.

So here are 4 things we can do regardless of age or circumstance.  And easy to remember because they rhyme:  PRAYER, CARE, SHARE, DARE.

Persevere in PRAYER for your family, your friends, your co-workers, your schoolmates, that they may come to realize the riches of God’s grace already lavished upon them.

Persevere in the CARE you can perform in Jesus’ name.  Repeated simple acts of kindness may never earn you a “Thank you,” but they will be noticed and remembered.

Always be ready to SHARE the reason for your hope in Christ.

If you persevere in the first 3, you’ll know when the time is right to DARE someone to join you as a disciple of the Lord.

Deacon Greg