Several times on this blog I’ve mentioned the Spiritual Counsels series by Elder, now St. Paisios the Athonite. Last night, as I was re-reading Vol. II, Spiritual Awakening, I landed on the chapter called For the Faithful, Martyrdom is a Festival and I couldn’t help think of the evil that just transpired recently to the 21 Christians in Libya.
I refuse to share the video that was so expertly crafted for our viewing pleasure. I will not give them what they want, and that is for their evil to circulate to cause fear among us, the people they hate so much. I’ve shared the names of those men on Facebook so that we could pray for them to be crowned accordingly and the peace and comfort of Christ to come upon their families. [Read more…]