Why Is There Such Strong Hatred for the Church?
By Msgr. Charles Pope, Community in Mission:
In the final week of Easter, there were frequent references in the readings to the fact that the world would hate true Christians. For example,
If the world hates you, understand that it hated Me first. If you were of the world, it would love you as its own. Instead, the world hates you, because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. Remember the word that I spoke to you: ‘No servant is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will persecute you as well