There comes a time when the world changes so much, when the message of the Gospel becomes so offensive, that Christians must be ready to die for their faith. Not kill for faith, as some other religions would have it – die for faith. Westerners are mostly immune from the direct effects of this – but we should not fail to acknowledge the suffering of our brothers and sisters in other countries. Nor should we look at this with despair, because we have the promise of eternal life.
21 men gave their lives for Jesus not long ago, and received their martyr’s crowns. Remember them.