For your sake I bear insult,
and shame covers my face.
I have become an outcast to my brothers,
a stranger to my mother’s sons,
because zeal for your house consumes me,
and the insults of those who blaspheme you fall upon me. - Psalm 69:8-10
Being faithful to Christ sometimes requires being at odds with those who are close to us, even members of our own family. It is hard to be condemned or criticized for one's faith, especially by those we love. Yet, we are called to walk in Jesus' footsteps. We are called to endure.