The Gospel is a very strong warning because it details the
persecutions that may come to a follower of Christ. A serious follower
of Jesus knows that many people will not agree with his way of
thinking. People will laugh at his desire to bring goodness and
justice to everyday life situations. They will say that he is naïve.
Some will openly make fun of him and even try to prevent him from
doing good and entice him to do evil. These people usually are either
people who are embittered because they have not experienced true love
and kindness, or people who are so worldly and are always searching to
satisfy their carnal desires.
A Christian wants people to experience true love and goodness. He
tries to enlighten those who indulge in worldly pleasures to discover
the joy that comes from a holy and well-ordered life. He knows his
combat is with the Evil One who has deceived many people in our
generation. He trusts in God to come to his help and prays for the
conversion of sinners. He enters into the battlefield of life armed
with the cross of our Lord and love for the sinners. God gives him the
courage to stand up for his faith and sometimes, after a long
struggle, he comes out victorious after bringing back to God a soul
that was lost.