Saturday, April 6, 2013

More on Martyrdom

I have never before felt that martyrdom was an actual possibility in this life. Now I know it is. In fact, now I know that all of us are called to be just that, martyrs - witnesses at the deepest level - for Christ. Perhaps our martyrdoms will be white and not red; we may not spill our physical blood, but we will spill the blood of our broken hearts, united with His, pierced for our sake. Only if we love past the breaking point will our lives have meaning - and that destroys us, so that we can eventually say, "It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me."

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