If we love those who love us, is that deserving of a reward? No. The world loves those who love them. But if we love when we are hated, mistreated, misquoted, insulted, called a fraud, a phony – even by those who call themselves Christian, then there is a reason to rejoice because we have shared, in a very small way, the sufferings of Christ. This is another “seed” for an awakening. Bear sufferings and hardship with patience.
Love in Christ,