The Virtue of Sincerity
Also known as: Genuineness
Trustfulness in words and actions; honesty and enthusiasm towards others
Dear Jesus, please give me the grace to be honest in all my words and actions. When someone is speaking, give me the patience to listen attentively.
- Talking to others and letting them get to know you
- Let me be honest with you... This is what I like...
(24:13-16) That very day two of them were going to a village named Emma'us, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them. But their eyes were kept from recognizing him. (24:27-32) And beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. So they drew near to the village to which they were going. He appeared to be going further, but they constrained him, saying, "Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is now far spent." So he went in to stay with them. When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to them. And their eyes were opened and they recognized him; and he vanished out of their sight. They said to each other, "Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the scriptures?"
Now as they went on their way, he entered a village; and a woman named Martha received him into her house.
John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And there went out to him all the country of Judea, and all the people of Jerusalem; and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.
Whatever your task, work heartily, as serving the Lord and not men,
For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and bestows his riches upon all who call upon him.