Badge of Honour
Luke 9:1-5 describes how Jesus taught his disciples how to handle failure. If people do not welcome you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave their town, as a testimony against them. Jesus wanted the soon to be apostles to model themselves after him. He knew that not everyone was going to receive the truth about him, but in saying shake the dust from your feet, he meant for them to move on and plow forward. Witnessing and being rejected can make us feel failures, but if we understand we are to expect it then that might help! John 15:18 goes further “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. What appears to be failure actually becomes a badge of honour! Invite someone today to take a closer look at Christ and his church.