Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time Weekend of June 24 & 25

Jesus minces no words with his disciples: If we
acknowledge Jesus publicly, Jesus will remember us
before God, our Father. If we deny Jesus, he will forget
us. It is very rare that a Christian will denounce Jesus
publicly. But we can deny Jesus in more subtle ways.
There are many people who conveniently forget all about
Jesus Christ and the work of his Kingdom in their daily
lives, in moments of weakness, spiritual immaturity or
when times get tough. Good stewards strengthen their
confession of Christ by praying and attending Mass
regularly, examining their lives and going to confession
frequently, and reminding themselves daily that Christ
resides in them. Take a look at your own daily life. Do
you acknowledge Christ before others? How often do you
remind yourself that Jesus lives in you?