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Act 6:8-14

Martyrs: Stephen

Hope for the Harassed
Stephen faced the ultimate harassment for his faith and he paid
the ultimate price for his relentless preaching in the face of a
viciously hostile crowd. The Lord was his strength and gave him
resolve even while he faced the brutality of stoning. His courage
was magnificently enhanced by the beatific vision of Jesus
standing at the right hand of God – his ultimate defender at the
ready to receive him at the end of his earthly battle. May our
brothers and sisters who face the fury of vicious persecutors be
blessed with such an inspirational heavenly sight and find
courage to withstand the rage of hateful men and death itself
should they be called to it. 1Peter 1:3-9 is theirs.