Brothers and sisters,
A thing that’s really been bothering me is that in the country where I live, Holland, (and I’m afraid it’s the same in other western countries) there is hardly any attention in our churches for all those millions of Christians who are leading more difficult lifes than even the Christians in Rome when the Roman Empire wasn’t Christian yet.
Our brothers and sisters and being crucified, set on fire alive, scourged and tortured in other horrible ways in countries like Libanon, Iran, Saoudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, Egypt among others. Even in sophisticated countries like Turkey or Morocco being a Christian is extremely difficult.
These people are giving their lives for Christ and I think will receive great rewards in heaven. Probably more than we will, if you consider how easy we have it here. Shouldn’t we pray much more for them than we do at the moment. Is it not something the Pope (even though not all persecuted Christians are catholics but also orthodox) should adress way more?
I read that in not a single moment in history more Christians have been tortured and murdered worldwide. We are all the same body of Christ, their pain is our pain so shouldn’t there be more action?