To us he is the censure of our thoughts;
merely to see him is a hardship for us,
Because his life is not like that of others,
and different are his ways.
- Wisdom 5:14
Wis 2:1a, 12-22
PS 34:17-18, 19-20, 21 and 23
Jn 7:1-2, 10, 25-30
I'm a lurker in pretty much a lot of Catholic blogs, forums and YouTube channels as I try to learn about my Catholic faith...and of course, to grow more in my spiritual walk with Jesus.
One of the things that I always, always encounter when I read the discussions in the comments section are quite violent reactions to the Catholic message. Often, it's not just to things Catholic but things Christian.
People would go out of their way to lambaste belief in God and Heaven. It's like Christ, Heaven, Hell, faith and salvation are four-letter words that sets of bombs of affront in people's minds.
Flame ensues as each person defends their positions. The virulence could get so ugly at times so site moderators come in to stop the fracas.
That's when I realize, Jesus and His message do create divisions among us. If truth be known, it even creates divisions within families (Luke 12:52-53).