SATURDAY 21 MAY 2022
John 15, 18-21:
“A servant is not more than his master. If they persecuted me, they will persecute you”.
Jesus does not want us to be deceived. Following him brings us true joy and happiness.
But it also leads us to be unloved, persecuted, criticised, misunderstood…..
The criteria, choices and values of Jesus are very different from the criteria, choices and values of the world:
+ Where Jesus says to serve, the world says to be served.
+ Where Jesus says poverty, the world says wealth.
+ Where Jesus says giving, the world says selfishness….
And so on, we could go on with a long list.
Rejoice if they “persecute” you and you feel “persecute ” because you are a follower of Jesus. How many of our brothers and sisters are feeling and living this page of the Gospel!
If this happens to you, it means that you are certainly living as a Christian.
And always take heart: Jesus has overcome the world.
Pray today for so many of our persecuted brothers and sisters throughout the world.
Antonio Sanjuan Cmf