As Jesus made his walk to the garden on the night of his arrest, he spent the final quiet moments before his trial and crucifixion with his disciples. He encouraged them, but he also prepared them for what would come next.
In this scene, his message takes a sharp turn - "If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also." The startling statement was a warning that would prove true for all of them, and still proves true for us today. But what is persecution? How should we respond to opposition in our day? And how can we prepare ourselves?