To Protect and ServeStuart Jones Jesus was wise to surround Himself with those who supported Him. In Luke 22 we find “the leading priests and teachers of religious law were plotting how to kill Jesus, but they were afraid of the people’s reaction.” The apostles ate the Passover meal with Him the night before His betrayal. Three women--Jesus’ mother, His mother’s sister, and Mary Magdalene--and one of His disciples were at the foot of the cross as He was crucified. Who is supporting you as you walk through this life? Do you have a close relationship with fellow Christians who will hold you accountable, offer you spiritual support or who will be there for you in times of need? Be wise like Jesus.