St Matthew 5: 10 - 12.....Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
In the early Church, those who believed in Christ were persecuted for their belief. Do you think our Church today is still persecuted? What does Jesus say about those who believe in him being persecuted?
Prayer: Holy God, may we be committed to Your Church and in deepening our understanding of Your Kingdom here on earth. Remind us yet again when we stand up for our beliefs that we are not alone…. the prophets and saints have gone before us. Amen.