This quote from one of my professors at Union seminary in Richmond was helpful to me this past week. Not just as something to quote in my sermon, but for me personally. I know it means something to you.
“The word for us in this text [Mark 6:1-13] is that we are not held responsible for the response to our ministries in Christ’s name, but only for our own faithfulness. With such assurance, we can witness boldly and faithfully.” (Beverly Zink-Sawyer)