When I read this verse I think of those who are
victimized, abused, oppressed and killed for their beliefs.
However, there is more to persecution than extremes.
When we are hounded or harassed, badgered or belittled,
picked on or put down for our beliefs we are being persecuted.
Our response is probably most often to react negatively with anger.
Our response should be positive, blessing them with prayer.
Have you had to put aside your feelings of hurt and anger
to pray for someone who has hurt or harmed you?
What did you learn about yourself…and God?
Blessings this day of grace,