Jesus tells us what we can expect from the world; hatred. It will hate us for the same reason it hates him, because anyone who proclaims and believes that God is to be adored and obeyed. The world cannot bear to bow down to a God. If it did it would not let innocent people die of starvation, abort unborn children and let people die in senseless wars. And because Jesus highlighted all these issues to the leaders of the Jews they hated him. They also persecuted him as they persecute anyone who stands up for truth and Christain principles today. This is to be our lot....hatred and persecution for proclaiming the Word. More people died for the Catholic faith in the 20th century than in all previous centuries put together. Things never change.....and Jesus' words are always true! Still we believe, still we try to old faith...we may fail often but we keep trying!