“I will be hated by everyone because of those Christians over there.”
What He said was: “You will be hated by all on account of My name.”
I’ve noticed a trend of late. Well, not of late. It’s always a temptation to look at other believers and assume they’re the problem with the Church. I just notice it’s becoming popular for some to constantly bemoan how ‘those others’ are messing with all the love Jesus should be getting.
If we are worried about presenting a ‘bad witness’ to the Faith, the best place to start is ourselves. Make sure we’re not the ones placing a stumbling block.