The Youth & Young Adult of St. Monica


The Persecution

When I was in middle school and high school, I liked some music that would have really made me “uncool.” Not that I was super cool as it was, but I am sure you can relate. Do you have any bands you might listen to at home but would NEVER listen to around your friends? Maybe you’re like the world’s biggest One Direction or Taylor Swift fan, but around your friends you’re like all about Yeezy. The reason we hide things like this is because we’re afraid of persecution.

Jesus said we’d be persecuted for our faith and even went so far as to say we’d be hated because of His name. When you love something (in this case: someONE). The persecution is worth it. Our lives weren’t meant to be easy. Jesus didn’t die to save us from earthly suffering. He died to save us from suffering for eternity. Plus, Jesus is way cooler than 1D and T-Swilly.