‘If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own.’
They killed Jesus, choosing Barrabas instead of Him, because of what He preached and how He lived. They hated Him and wanted Him dead because He made them uncomfortable. He tells us that if we follow Him, the same will happen to us.
Simple acts like being on time for work, doing an honest day’s work, taking leave only when needed, giving time, talent and treasure for the Glory of God, refusing to watch popular shows on TV because they don’t reflect our values, and proclaiming God in everyday setting, are not popular choices.
We make others uncomfortable because they are forced to look at themselves, and it is easier to hate us than to change. Imagine what would happen if a politician says on TV that the finding of a vaccine for Covid19 is in the hand of God? That would be the end of his political career. So he chooses to say what the world wants to hear making the corona virus bigger than God, and so making the servant greater than his Lord.