Showing posts with label Persecution. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Persecution. Show all posts

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Carrying His Cross

Retaliation and violence are never appropriate reactions to persecution by the disciples of Jesus. Rather than respond in kind, they must meet threats and assaults with humility, mercy, and forgiveness. Doing so is what it means to “deny yourself,” “take up his cross,” and follow him. We fulfill the “Law and Prophets” and become “perfect as our Heavenly Father” by doing good to our “enemies.”

Thursday, May 2, 2024

"Rejoice and Exult!"

The outbreak of persecution is always a possibility for the followers of Jesus. We often face hostility from employers, neighbors, government, and family members. So, how should we react when the possibility becomes a brutal reality? Jesus and the Apostles provided clear instructions and examples of how his disciples must react when faced with persecution.