Humility and Embracing Persecution

Christianity is not comfortable. In a blog post at Austin Catholic New Media, I tackle a difficult subject – Persecution.

Most of us would agree that rejection is never pleasant. As I look back on my life so far, I realized just how much effort I’ve put into looking for acceptance from the world. Sometimes it was as simple as which clothes I wore, the music I listened to, or what I drove. Other times it was the company I kept, the girls I dated, where I went to school, or what I did for a living.

As I look at my life today, it seems that the desire for earthly approval has not really become any easier.

We Christians don’t always like to talk about this, but we have to be honest with ourselves and our faith. Many times, I see parishes, ministries, and other organizations becoming so preoccupied with trying to show everyone how cool they are or how nice they can be, all in attempts to gain acceptance.

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