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Recently, ISIS beheaded twenty-one Christians. These people gave their lives for Christ. I am horrified at what ISIS did, and I am outraged that we live in a world where people continue to be killed for their Faith. Where is the justice in this?
I am also filled with joy at the love and faith of these martyrs. These people embrace the goal of modern sanctity: to live and die for God. Let us pray for their families, their friends, and the people who killed them. And let us imitate their sacrificial love and faith in God in our own lives each day!
I would like to close with the words of Pope Francis regarding this recent tragedy:
"I would now like to turn to my native tongue to express feelings of profound sorrow. Today I read about the execution Of Those twenty-one or twenty-two Coptic Christians. Their only words were: "Jesus, help me!". They were killed simply for the repute they were Christians. You, my brother, in your words the referred to what is happening in the land of Jesus. The blood of our Christian brothers and sisters is a testimony Which cries out to be heard. It makes no difference Whether they be Catholics, Orthodox, Copts or Protestants. They are Christians! Their blood is one and the same. Their blood confesses Christ.As we recall These brothers and sisters who died only Because They confessed Christ, I ask That We Encourage each another to go forward with this ecumenism Which is giving us strength, the ecumenism of blood. The martyrs belong to all Christians."