I just reviewed a survey taken on a college campus. As part of the survey college students were asked of their religious affiliation. Over 40% replied “none.” We know that many of these young adults were raised as Christians and Catholics. Now they have either left the faith or are too embarrassed to admit to being Christian. In this podcast, Tony discusses the occupational hazards of being a Christian.
Scripture: Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you [falsely] because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven. Thus they persecuted the prophets who were before you. –Matthew 5:01-12
“Whoever believes themselves just and judges others and scorns them is corrupt and a hypocrite. Arrogance compromises every good action, empties prayer, distances from God and others.” –Pope Francis
Reflections: Are you reluctant to call yourself a Christian? Are there people in your life that you avoid sharing your faith? Are you guilty of the charges that society levels against Christians?