What does Jesus mean?
This bible verse again testifies to my earlier post of C69.Jesus is saying that doing good,preaching the gospel will always be hard.People will get angry at you,they will hate you.They won't accept the truth immediately for the truth tastes bitter!
Even Jesus was crucified for preaching the truth,then what are we,mere mortals?
But Jesus says endure and stay firm till the end and your heavenly Father will reward you.
Mt 5:12-Blessed are you when people persecute you,utter all kinds of evil against you,hate you falsely on my account.Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven. For that is what they did to the prophets before you.
So what should you do in such situations?
Do what Jesus would do.
Do what satan can't do.What can'the devil do?He can't humble himself,he can't love,he can't rejoice,he can't suffer,he cannot not argue back.
So just agree and smile at them.That will enable God to take charge from there and convert them.
That is the story of all martyrs in Christ.They suffer and forgive those who hurt them.And in doing so convert them.The blood of the martyr is the seed of the Church.Everytime the church is attacked and persecuted and innocent blood is shed,the Church only grows.Check it out around the world and you'll know.
1 peter 2:19-It is to your credit if being aware of God,you endure pain while suffering unjustly.