FOLLOWING JESUS AIN'T FOR SISSIES...
2 Timothy 3:12: "In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted."
SIU babie, SIU... Suck It Up!! It's on the enlistment papers from the very first day you sign up to follow Christ. You will be persecuted. When you take that amazing step of asking Jesus into your heart you are "born again"... and with it comes eternal security & internal blessings that will daily make your inner man celebrate. That's the great news!! The "bad news" is that you were born again with a birthmark in the shape of a target right smack-dab in the middle of your chest. Bummer dude! Now rub some SIU ointment on it and get your God-awesome butt off the ground and journey on for the glory of God ;)