A reminder we all need right now:
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Excellent, Steve. This passage from St. Paul goes hand in hand, to me, at least, with Christ’s words in St. John’s Gospel:
Given everything we see happening in the world today, I find it difficult not to read these words as if they were intended for this very moment.
But, we also have to also remember that the Church has been persecuted since her very founding. Why should we expect to be treated any differently than the martyrs that first stood in defiance of Rome? Perhaps the age of Christendom was the aberration, and martyrdom, whether red or white, is actually the norm.
The tragedy today is the heretical cancer is within the Catholic Church itself. Multiple doses of spiritual therapy and sacrifice is the way we must proceed.