From Paper Clippings, a comment on the martyrdom of Christians in India: "What one sees in many stories about persecution is that Christianity is hated because simply by affirming the value of the person it is the greatest threat to the powers that be." Amen.
Jesus said: "Then they will hand you over to persecution, and they will kill you. You will be hated by all nations because of my name" (Matt. 24,9). Let us abide in love and prayer for our persecuted sisters and brothers as well as for their persecutors.