St. Pius V
Jesus said to his disciples, "If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to the world, and I have chosen you out of the world, the world hates you. Remember the word I spoke to you, 'No slave is greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. And they will do all these things to you on account of my name, because they do not know the one who sent me” (John 15: 18-21).
For over 2,000 years people who have not experienced the love of Christ have been knocking the Church about everything. They don’t understand that true love requires sacrifice. If you love Christ with all your heart you may experience some opposition and adversity, just like Jesus did. But this is good news because it lets us know we are on the right path.
Lord, give me the strength to never back down from my faith. You are more important than everything else.
Impact Sports: Do I speak positively about opponents?
Impact Life: Do I say bad words when no adults are around?