Reflection on John 15:18-21 ~
Over the years, my straddling to be in the world for ministry, and of the world for business has changed to being in a majority of the time. The signs are evident such as needing to walk away from certain conversations and preferring solace in prayer. For even the strongest Christians a complete exit from of the world is rare. Despite the harsh reality of the necessary struggles, the Master’s desire is that we remain in to help reveal Christ to those who yet to know Him.
John 15 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
The World’s Hatred
18 “If the world hates you, be aware that it hated me before it hated you. 19 If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as its own. Because you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world—therefore the world hates you. 20 Remember the word that I said to you, ‘Servants are not greater than their master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you; if they kept my word, they will keep yours also. 21 But they will do all these things to you on account of my name, because they do not know him who sent me.
Thank you for meditating on this daily Gospel reading and considering this reflection on John 15:18-21.