We must always remember that Jesus was a pragmatist, and did not sugar-coat anything. He made no empty feel-good promises. Christianity is not for the faint of heart:
"Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but division."
Jesus' first sermon almost got him killed by his own people. The coming of the Prince of Peace brings nothing but trouble.
"Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you
and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man."
Father Jonathan analyzes this reality and guides us through.