You will be hated by all for my name’s sake

Fr Mario Attard OFM Cap

This famous verse is taken from Matthew chapter 10 which utterly reveals that being a disciple of Jesus also means being persecuted for his name.

The full context of verse 22 is this: “Beware of men; for they will deliver you up to councils, and flog you in their synagogues, and you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear testimony before them and the Gentiles. When they deliver you up, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say; for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour; for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. Brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death; and you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved” (Matt 10:17-22). Continue reading “You will be hated by all for my name’s sake”