Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 21,12-19
Jesus said to the crowd: “They will seize and persecute you, they will hand you over to the synagogues and to prisons, and they will have you led before kings and governors because of my name.
It will lead to your giving testimony.
Remember, you are not to prepare your defense beforehand,
for I myself shall give you a wisdom in speaking that all your adversaries will be powerless to resist or refute.
You will even be handed over by parents, brothers, relatives, and friends, and they will put some of you to death.
You will be hated by all because of my name,
but not a hair on your head will be destroyed.
By your perseverance you will secure your lives.”
Persecution: I believe you know and you must be clear that being a Christian means we must fight for what we believe and face tough moments when you will feel like a fool. In social media this happens when others try to make you feel ridiculous. To live a life with Christ may lead you to face tough situations even in your closest circles because people will question your faith, but do not fear God is with you.
Wisdom: it is important not to neglect your conversations with Jesus. It is from here that you will build your knowledge and this will allow you to find the answers or the ways to confront what you must face. It is through prayer where you soul is fortified and it can grow. Do not leave your prayers to God even in though times. This is when you need them the most.
Consistency: Remember that being a Christian is a day to day activity, where you must fight and learn from them every day. Do not falter because God is beside you always and a community that accompanies you as well. Do not give up before time is up, the battle can still be won. Do not give up, you know well the end of this movie: the resurrection.
God bless you in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
And remember, Heaven is Our Goal !