[quote=Pro-Life_Teen]I’m pro-life and anti-contraception, most can see that from my posts. I also do not support gay ‘marriage’. Today, I was mocked and laughed at for being these things, in a Catholic school. I was called ‘F***ed up in the head’ and a few other words by my ‘friends’ and peers.
I try to spread the Word of God and all of His teachings, but kids can be ruthless in their ways of making fun of you, mostly when no one else is on your side. I came home in tears today . . .
Could anyone offer some advice or counsel?
Like others have recommended, offer up your sufferings in league with Our Lord. Pray the Chaplet of Our Lady’s Tears asking for courage. It is short and beautiful, and reminds us that our sufferings are so little compared to those of Our Holy Mother, and Christ the Ever-Sacrificing.
I remember a particular story, though I have forgotten the author, that may help you:
There was once a man who felt his burden was so terribly hard to bear, that in despair he fell to his knees in fervent prayer and supplication, begging Our Lord to lift it from his shoulders. Our Lord said to him, “My Child, if you wish to take another cross, come with me.” at this, our Lord removed the sorrowful man’s cross and took him into a large room. This room was full of crosses, some towering high into the darkness. All were so huge, yet there was a particular cross at the back of this room, small enough to fit into his pocket. The man pointed and said “Lord, may I have that small cross?” our sweet Jesus merely chuckled and said “But this was the cross you gave to me when you came in.”
We should remember how light our burdens truly are, rejoice in your suffering my friend!