Have you ever felt like you do not belong to this world – you think differently than what seems to be the norm? Well, bravo! In this passage, Jesus promises us that the world will hate us if we do His will. We are citizens of heaven, just passing through on this earth… so we are not to think like everyone else. We are to live on another level. But we have the Holy Spirit to be with us and in us. So, don’t be surprised if you don’t fit in! Jesus was letting go of this world, too!
Guided prayer: (words from a song from my childhood come back to me as our prayer)
“This world is not my home, I'm just a passing through/My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue/The angels beckon me from heaven's open door/And I can't feel at home in this world anymore...Amen”