Believing Against the Flow

MB - Persecuted Church Sunday
Liturgical Calendar – Persecuted Church Sunday Believing Against the Flow “[The Lord] said, ‘My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.’ So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (1) (Excerpts from a homily template, from Dimanche de l’Église persécutée – Dos...
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Love Your Enemies

MB - Persecuted Church Sunday
Liturgical Calendar – Persecuted Church Sunday Love Your Enemies... The Lord Jesus said: “You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbour’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt t...
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Persecuted Church Sunday Intro

MB - Persecuted Church Sunday
A Brief Introduction Open Doors is a network of about 20 independent organizations working in more than 60 countries. “For almost 60 years Open Doors has worked in the world’s most oppressive and restrictive countries, strengthening Christians to stand strong in the face of persecution and equipping them to shine Christ’s light in these places.” (1) Every year in November, Portes ouvertes – France invites the Christian churches to mark the Persecuted Church Sunday, in solidarity with those wh...
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