“Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death. Everyone will hate you because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.
Recorded here, Jesus is teaching his disciples about the coming end of time. (Remember, time is just from our perspective because God is outside the limits of our time.) A season will come when family relations will turn on each other. A time will come when “everyone will hate” those who are Christ followers.
When those you don’t know blasphemy our God it is hard to swallow. But what hurts even deeper -so very deep- is when those close to you, your own family members, denigrate His name. It is so very sad. They do not know the God they belittle yet He loves them anyway.
Pray for those who do not know Him; that they too may come to know the riches of His grace.