The Lord has spoken and he has told us to prepare our hearts for suffering. The servant is not above his master and we are not above the Lord Jesus. The Lord Jesus came to suffer for us and the Bible tells us that we must also be like him. But do not be downcast, rejoice because the spirit of God rests upon you. This is a token of your salvation and a token of damnation on all who contend against you. Let us pray for them that they too will find salvation - did not even Saul of Tarsus find salvation after showning himself to despise that most nobel way? Never grow angry at those that cast insults but pray for them that they will also know the King of Kings. Amen.