Read John 13:12-20
[Jesus said] “I tell you the truth, anyone who welcomes my messenger is welcoming me, and anyone who welcomes me is welcoming the Father who sent me.” – John 13:20 (NLT)
We are called to be God’s messengers, bringing the good news of the Gospel to all the world, even to our immediate community. There will be resistance, but that is not our primary concern; we can leave that to God. Our primary concern is to remain a faithful messenger, not betraying God either by adding to or subtracting from His message. Then on those occasions when we are welcomed, we will know that our hearers are in fact welcoming the Father and the Son as we have proclaimed them.