Jesus tells His disciples that despite the hatred and persecution they will receive, they will safely endure because of His grace. Embracing Jesus means that others will dislike us; they will cause us problems. It won’t be easy being a Christian. Yet, all will be well, as long as we persevere. Openly professing the faith will cause some to change their attitudes and behavior toward us. We should not be intimidated by this. Give us courage, Lord, to speak Your truth.