31 Jul The Home Front (Mt 13:57) by Dr. Rich Reich
“Jesus said to them, ‘No prophet is without honor except in his native place, indeed in his own house.'” ~ Mt 13:57 (full readings)
Rich’s Reflections: We as Christians expect Planned Parenthood to be our enemies, but we are usually shocked when our friends, even our own family, reject and persecute us for our pro-life beliefs. When we Christians are “hit close to home” by our loved ones, we are hit hard. Therefore, we must arm ourselves with the mentality that we will suffer in the flesh, even from those closest to us. Jesus made it clear that “a man’s enemies” would be “those of his own household”. Jesus said: “You will be delivered up even by your parents, brothers, relatives and friends, and some of you will be put to death. All will hate you because of Me”. All who even want “to live a godly life in Christ Jesus” will be persecuted, possibly by their families and friends. When we hear this sobering news of persecution on the home front, we should rejoice that we have been chosen to be like Jesus by sharing in His sufferings.
* Dr. Rich Reich is the co-founder of the National LIFE Runners Team. He is married to Erica and lives in Colorado Springs, CO. Full bio..
Faith Challenge: Hold fast to your pro-life beliefs even if they are opposed by your family and friends.
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Feast Day: St. Ignatius Loyola
Faith Quote: “”The apostles went away rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for the name of Christ, that they were graced so far as to be disgraced for the name of Christ!” ~ Thomas Watson
Through Christ our Lord,