I don’t know about you, but there have been a few days in the last few weeks where I look at our country and say, “Lord, what is going on?” There are people who hate us because of our political and religious leanings. The lines are divided, the tension high. How do we encourage our kids when they’re faced with hatred because of who they support or what they believe? Well, let’s not get politics and faith confused. Let’s stay focused on the spiritual side. We need to remind ourselves and our kids that Jesus was hated. He warned us that people would hate us too. But we need to be prepared to take it and be bold in our faith—but be loving about it.

Suggested Reading: Proverbs 19:22, Joshua 1:9