Authenticity means to represent one’s true nature or beliefs. It can be so easy to know in our depths that we are one person, but just as easily we live in a way that does not represent that knowledge. I think it is often because we are afraid – afraid we will be dismissed or misunderstood, minimized, not taken seriously. It might be because we don’t see that real person inside as flashy enough. But if there is anyone who lived authentically, it is Jesus.
In these verses, how does Jesus display authenticity? How can you live in a more authentic way and more like Jesus? Who do you look to for approval?