Dear Jesus,

You were faithful to Your mission
for the Kingdom of God.
Some did not listen.
Your disciples did not fully grasp
what You were about.
Others opposed You.
You faced hypocrisy, indifference, and misunderstanding.
Yet through it all Your love of the Father
supported You even to the point of death.
Help me to be faithful when difficulties come. 
Share with me Your cherishing of God's love.

Amen.

— By a Columban Missionary