Friday of the 14 week in ordinary time ‘b’
It would be wonderful if people loved each other, if people lived peacefully and believed and worshiped the same God. Unfortunately, there are so many divisions in this world. People, for instance, believe that their race is better than the other, that their political preferences are the best, and that their religion is better than others, and so on. Christ knew that not everybody would accept Him, and some would even persecute His followers. Christianity is not for everyone. That’s why He is warning us today: “I am sending you like sheep in the midst of wolves.” Be careful, be watchful because people may hate you or even kill you because of my name. And maybe in this country in which we live, nobody will kill us for our beliefs, but certainly some will laugh at us, ridicule us and will even stay away of us. “You will be hated by all because of my name.” Are you ready for that?