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Friday, August 13, 2010

A Joyful Martyrdom

My Catholic blogging buddy, Andrea, posted here about praying for the ability to withstand persecution and to joyfully embrace martyrdom if it comes. Although martyrdom seems frightening for our earthly selves, through the grace of the Lord we may be transformed and find it a blessing to have the opportunity to demonstrate our love of Christ. Some accounts of the martyrs talk about their joy and radiance as they die for Christ. Some had even prayed for it, that the Lord would bless them with martyrdom.

Michael Voris or the Vortex on Real Catholic TV talks about such an eventuality in this video. It gave me the chills to think about it but it also fortified me. I, too, pray that I will be strong enough to always stand by my faith, especially if I am put to the test.

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Side note: Who were the very very first martyrs to die for Christ? The Holy Innocents were the first born sons who were murdered by King Herod as he tried to find and destroy Jesus.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for linking to me! That video is amazing. We watch RealCatholicTV a lot, but I hadn't seen this one. I'm going to add on to my post at the bottom and link to this video on yours if that's ok! Thank you for reminding me that I need to be, not only courageous, but joyful when it comes to dying for this faith!


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