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Friday, November 6, 2009

The way of the Cross.

Hello, I have just received my internet back so thats been a real treat and I thank the Lord for such a gift. There is certainly something about autobiographical writing which I disdain, however a break free from posting martyrs, I feel, may well prove to be a positive one.

Before my conversion to Christianity the Rock'n'roll lifestyle was pretty much how I lived: the alcohol, the drugs, the hatred, the pride, ( pride of which I still struggle to get rid of every day ). I felt I was going against the norm with such behaviour, however after reading how Jesus suffered during his passion, and the martyrs who imitated his example, it really gave me food for thought on how I was actually going with the norm.

Most of us need alcohol to have a good time, but The Holy Spirit through Saint Paul teaches us that we can be happy without such things and that our happiness does not depend on it.

Most of us have sexual relations outside of marriage, yet Jesus and the Martyrs denounced the temptations of the flesh and swam against the tide of such normalities that have always existed in the world.

Most of the world nailed these martyrs to the cross because the message they preached was not to their convenience. It didn't sound normal to them; it went against the norm, so rather than accept the antidote to happiness they threw it to the lions. The evidence of over 1 billion Christians today shows that, although these martyrs may have been thrown to the lions, the message they delivered shall never be devoured.

Let us honour those Martyrs who rebelled against hatred and repayed evil with love.

God bless and take care

1 comment:

  1. Stephen
    It is lovely to have you back! Thank you for your honest and heartwarming post. I guess, in one way or another, we all have our little martyrdoms, mostly having to die to our own faults. May God bless you and your efforts. Keep your hand in His and keep on blogging!