Contributed by David Mcnally on Aug 13, 2012
Christians were persecuted by the Jews, then by the Romans, and by the Nazis and the Communists, and by fundamentalist Muslims and others today.
Why should we in the West or US, Canada, Autsralia or New Zealand be excused from suffering for our faith?
Gospel reading: Luke 21: 5-19
May the words of my mouth .......
In the Gospels Jesus is recorded as saying some lovely things,
that we are loved, that we are forgiven, that we are his friends,
but in today's Gospel reading, his words are far from lovely.