And renewal is salvation for the world.
We should rejoice at what is being done against Christians. When we give our lives into the violent hands of those who hate us, we become a sign of hope and faith, and the love and tenderness of Jesus Christ is shown to the world. We don’t have to conquer the world by force. We don’t have to force our opponents into silence through legal action and painting them as radical bigots. We don’t have to force our enemies to death by blowing them up, slamming airplanes into buildings, and shooting them over cartoons.
We stalwartly stand for truth, justice, and freedom in Christ, and allow them to show true hatred towards the God who made them. When the world sees that the world repents. We have seen this in the past and we will see this in the future. That is why the Catholic Church, a group of miserable sinners, fraught with so much strife and human scandal, still exists today: because there is a divine element, which attracts people to the truth, despite the sinners who surround her.
Pray for those persecuted everyday overseas, giving their lives. Pray for those in America who are persecuted and giving their lives. And pray for those who persecute them.
The night is always darkest before an incredible dawn!