When you read today's gospel, do you see that Jesus summons us to be genuine people? And we should know that our sincerity will be obvious: if we take time to spend time addressing matters that are a part of who we are. We will not have the need to worry about how people judge us.
The Genesis reading reminds us that a complete trust in what God has promised each of us is what we should see in Abram. When our lives are challenged by circumstances beyond our control, we should pray to Abram to intercede for us to receive the faith and trust God provided him.