John Ch 7 V 1-13

1After this, Jesus went around in Galilee, purposely staying away from Judea because the Jews there were waiting to take his life. 2But when the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles was near, 3Jesus’ brothers said to him, “You ought to leave here and go to Judea, so that your disciples may see the miracles you do. 4No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world.” 5For even his own brothers did not believe in him.

6Therefore Jesus told them, “The right time for me has not yet come; for you any time is right. 7The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that what it does is evil. 8You go to the Feast. I am not yet[a] going up to this Feast, because for me the right time has not yet come.” 9Having said this, he stayed in Galilee.

10However, after his brothers had left for the Feast, he went also, not publicly, but in secret. 11Now at the Feast the Jews were watching for him and asking, “Where is that man?”

12Among the crowds there was widespread whispering about him. Some said, “He is a good man.”

Others replied, “No, he deceives the people.” 13But no one would say anything publicly about him for fear of the Jews.

.  Jesus avoided going to Judea because the Jews were waiting to kill Him; we need to be cautious when around the people who persecute and kill Christians. This does not mean that we should not go evangelize to these people, as God commanded us to become a public figure, to show ourselves to the world. If we believe in God but it does not show through our actions, even our closest friends would not believe us when we talk about God. Jesus tells us that it is our time now to evangelize. When we are on missionary work, God will still always be by our side, guiding our every actions if we accept His help. Do not be afraid of calling yourself a believer when asked. Through your actions, show God’s grace and love toward others.

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