Jesus was humble and confident – reaching out to so many, but never forcing his presence on anyone. Men, women, and children were simply drawn to him. But, there were also many who opposed him and his disciples. How did he handle this?
When Jesus sent his 12 disciples out, he told them, “If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet.” Matthew 10:14
Jesus wasn’t moved by people’s harshness. Some people will welcome us and some won’t. It’s okay to “shake the dust off our feet” and move on when they don’t. It’s actually a good thing. Let’s empower our children with this verse so when they do get stuck in people’s words and actions, they can break free.
This doesn’t mean to move on wth anger and bitterness, but with forgiveness, humility, and confidence. To pray for these people, to continue in kindness, but to shake it off and move on.
I loved this post by “Mommin’ in Faith” – such a great reminder: