“You will be hated by all because of My name…” The reading from Matthew seems so appropriate to me given what is going on in our country and by the recent Supreme Court rulings. If, indeed, we live out our calling as “Christian,” I am afraid Jesus’ words will be very prophetic. People will hate us for our beliefs. That’s when, we must show our allegiance to Jesus and stand up and be counted. It won’t be easy, but, with His help, we can do it. We must do it!