In today’s gospel (Saturday, 5th week of Easter), Jesus tells us that the world hated Him and if we follow Him, the world will also hate us. What is this world that Jesus is talking about? The world that Jesus refers to are those who are hostile to God’s plan for us and oppose all that is good and holy – all that Jesus proclaims.
A world centered on self-satisfaction, gratification, greed – whatever feels good – a world that twists everything to that end. Almost 3000 years ago, Isaiah the prophet warned us when he wrote: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil.”