For 12 May 2012, Saturday of 5th week of Easter, based on John 15:18-20
â€If the world hates you, be aware that it hated me before it hated you. If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as its own. Because you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the worldâ€”therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you, â€˜Servants are not greater than their master.â€™ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you; if they kept my word, they will keep yours also.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.