I was feeling stressed over a project I'd been working on. It was a day when I felt no one listened to my input.
I recalled some of the details as I talked to my friend Mary, who had picked me up for a walk. "It feels like I have no influence, no expertise and no authority!"
She immediately said, "I'm sure that's how Jesus felt at times!"
Yes... I remembered. We had just read about that in the book of John. Though Jesus performed MIRACLES, the most religious group of the day -- the Pharisees -- didn't even believe Him! Jesus was the HIGHEST authority and His own received Him not (John 1:10-12).
And God sent Mary as my little angel to remind me not to be discouraged.