“If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to the world, and I have chosen you out of the world, the world hates you.” (JN 15: 18-19)
We can ask: why me, why us? We have no ideas; hopefully, we will learn about it later in heaven. But the fact is simple: we were chosen, God recognizes in us something important for the world, some gifts we can share with others. We are important, and the mission is important. And we can expect some “hate” and some rejections, but more important is that Our Lord knows about it and He will protect us. We just need to look at Him and expect from Him all support we need.
“If then you were raised with Christ, seek what is above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.” (Gospel Acclamation)
Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak