I love that Jesus said this verse. I don't like the content of it.
"A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. It is enough for a disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul [the prince of demons], how much more will they malign those of his household." ~ Matthew 10.24-25
I love that He said it because He's brutally honest. To do otherwise would actually be unkind and unloving. He's telling us the truth. And that's good.
But man...the content. If they hated Me, they'll hate you too. I referenced a similar verse in John 15 on Sunday. It's a rub for us with Suburbia ZIP codes and a commitment to our comfort. But we need to hear it. As the world gets crazier and more out of its own control, it won't get easier.
So I'm glad He warned us. And it's terrifying in ways too.
Now to go live it.