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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Courage Dear Heart. Wednesday, August 20. 2014.

“I would a thousand times rather have a persecuted Church 
than a compromised Church.”
Fr. Elijah

Too often I tend to lean on the side of compromise.
Who wants to be persecuted?

Too often we shy away from what is right
because of what others might think or say.

It’s easier to bend or tilt the popular way.
It’s easier to be ‘meh’ about something.
It’s easier to be lukewarm.

But what merit is there in a compromised Church?
Can there be glory found in a compromised Church?

Isn’t the glory found in a Church persecuted for standing Her ground?
Isn’t there merit in Christians choosing the less traveled road despite the fear of persecution?

Persecution might mean a strange look.
It might mean losing friends.
It might mean losing one’s life.

Whatever your persecution might look like,
there is glory to be found there.

Compromise is popular.
Persecution is not.

Are you willing to suffer?
To be persecuted?
To give up compromise?
To be put on the unpopular list?

“Moral principles do not depend on a majority vote. Wrong is wrong, even if everybody is wrong. Right is right, even if nobody is right.”
Fulton Sheen

1 comment:

  1. so true and not an easy thing to learn when a person is young.