Monday, November 7, 2016

We, the Church, are the Maccabees of the 21st Century

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We, the Church, are the Maccabees of the 21st Century:

 "The Church receives encouragement by those who have gone before her, witnessing what it means to stand up for truth when a gospel of convenience and tolerance is preached by society. The story of the Maccabees today encourages us to stand up for what we believe in. It is easy to do so when we face no challenges to truth. But when our beliefs are consistently challenged, will we stand up? One of the Maccabees said, “It is my choice to die at the hands of men with the hope God gives of being raised up by him.” He echoes St. Paul, if I remain faithful to the Lord, He will remain faithful to me..."