With the recent news of the martyrdom of four religious sisters in Yemen, combined with the martyrdom of 21 Coptic Christians only one year ago and the increasing threat of ISIS, the possibility of our own martyrdom is much more real than we may like. For us Americans who live in extreme comfort, the thought of martyrdom is downright horrifying.
I will be honest and say that I am not entirely thrilled with the idea either.
However, we shouldn’t be surprised and think that we are immune from this possibility. Christian men and women have died for the faith ever since St. Stephen was stoned to death and became the first martyr. Wherever there are Christians, there are those who want to put...READ MORE