Sunday, August 13, 2006

The Blood of Martyrs

Neferteeti has the story of a young man killed for refusing to renounce Christianity (link).

Eternal rest Grant unto him O'Lord and may perpetual light shine upon him.

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

"Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

"Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

"Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.

Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so men persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Matthew 5:3-12

May the words of our Lord give us comfort and guidance.

1 comment:

Egypeter said...

Hey Dave -

My blood boils and my anger rises every time I hear a new story like this. I'm gonna lose my mind if I continue to follow news from Egypt everyday. Don't know what to do.

God bless you brother for helping spread the word!! Hope you had a nine and restful trip but it's good to see you blogging again :)

Take care Dave and pray with me the that his poor family finds peace. How sad and what a brave man!!!