Haters Gonna Hate
In 2012, the Phrase of the Year was “Haters Gonna Hate.”
In the years since and especially in 2018... the world has proven this to be true.
Meaning that no matter who you are, what race you are, what job you have, what political party you may be affiliated with and what you might have done or said, for one reason or another, people were not going to like you... might even hate you.
That was even more true if you’ve tried to do what was good and right and true.
It is especially true for Followers of Jesus who are telling the world about His love, His grace, His mercy, His peace, His hope.
In today’s passage, Jesus says much the same.... “Haters Gonna Hate”
“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.” - John 15:18-20 NIV
If we’re striving to take up our cross and follow Christ. If we’re striving to be and do what He has called us to be and do. If we are striving to put our faith to work and shine for Christ, then the enemy is not going like it. Some people are not going to like it.
“Hater’s Gonna Hate.”
But we are overcomers. We shall not be shaken. We are not alone.
Jesus, Himself, has said that he will never leave us nor forsake us. And He has sent the Holy Spirit to be with us, strengthen us, guide us.
His Message, His Mission and His Truth are worth it.
Hater’s Gonna Hate... but the God of Love, our God - the one true God, is greater. His love is deep. His love is high. His love is long. His love is wide.
Haters Gonna Hate... But love shall be victorious. In fact, we’ve already won.
Keep the Faith... Carpe Diem