DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Hated by the World: In today’s Gospel, Jesus assures His disciples, “If the world hates you, you must realize that it hated Me before it hated you.” Ponder on: The secular world ‘hates’ us, because we love Jesus. This is because all lives of ‘holiness’ challenges consciences that turn away from God’s Love and Truth.
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘If the world hates you, remember that it hated me before you. If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you do not belong to the world, because my choice of you has drawn you from the world, therefore the world hates you.
‘Remember the words I said to you: A servant is not greater than his master. If they persecuted me, they will persecute you too; if they kept my word, they will keep yours as well. But it will be on my account that they will do all this to you, because they do not know the one who sent me.’