He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.

Isaiah 53:3


Why does it hurt so much to be ill thought of because your mind doesn’t work the same as other people’s?

Inside your heart you have the same needs others do. To be loved and cared for. To be included in friendship with others. To be a part of things.

But you’re not accepted in that way and, try as you might, you’re helpless to change.

The love of God is preached and how we must share his love. And yet, we often feel despised.

Have you noticed? It’s not unlike what Jesus experienced. You may not be as one with others, but be consoled to know that you are as one with him.