Soul strengthening: If friends, family, community... are not dumping you, you're not a disciple of Jesus

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 Jesus said, no one can follow me unless it is granted by my father. From then on many went back, and followed him no more.

Peter denied Jesus thrice.

Jesus said, I speak these words that the blind May see, and those who see may become blind. Paraphrase

Jesus said, they will hate you for being my disciple. Paraphrase.