The kingdom of this world hates you and will treat you badly and our understanding of this in the United States is limited and full of denial. Here is one article about how the persecution is growing:
Here is the list of the 50 countries worldwide that are persecuting Christians:
I was surprised to see our neighbor Mexico come in at number 38, meanwhile a couple from our prayer group has gone there and solicited our prayers for themselves and family.
I reiterate from before:
* the world wants to see the kind of love that you manifest
* the world wants to see the judgment you manifest also
* the world is in awe and completely overwhelmed by the favor that you have
* it is an incredible blessing to suffer for the gospel