Others opinion of you
Do you care about what people think of you? Of course we all do to some degree or other. We care about other people’s opinions. Jesus once asked the question who do people think I am? There was a wide spread of opinion, some said John the Baptist, some Elijah, others Jeremiah. But then he takes a poll of those closest to him, “who do you think I am?” Everyone has an opinion but should we give the same weight to everyone’s opinion? Jesus responds in an interesting way to all of this misinformation surrounding him. He tells his disciples not to tell people who he is. He doesn’t want his disciples to try to sway public opinion. He actually wants to be misunderstood. He wants to defy people’s expectations. He wants people to not ”get” him. Which begs the question in my mind: “Is being misunderstood really all that bad?” Invite someone today to take a closer look at Christ and his church and don’t be concerned if you are misunderstood in the process.