Why are you surprised when the world ridicules and rejects you? They did it to the Son of God, why not to the mere mortal joined to Me?
Why seek temporal acceptance when I give you eternal significance?
Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also. John 15:20