You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, by relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. You will be hated by all because of my name. But not a hair of your head will perish. By your endurance you will gain your souls.
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Jesus told us it wasn't going to be easy. He wasn't kidding.
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Lord, you know everything about me and love me nonetheless. What can I do for you today, Lord? Amen.