The beautiful thing about walking with Jesus is that He is very real.
He is not inviting you to an easy life. He is not inviting you to a smooth life where everything goes your way.
Not only does He explicitly tell you to expect opposition He even shows you how to respond to that opposition.
In truth. In mercy. In compassion. Without compromise.
Without bitterness. Without enduring anger. Without remorse.
This quality is still so vital in a day and age where opposition and antagonism brings out the competitive and destructive. It’s a challenge to face the opposition with these qualities because it’s easy to get aggressive and defensive.
This is why we need the Spirit of Jesus to deal with opposition just as He did.
For His Name’s Sake
C. L. J. Dryden