Today is the anniversary of the death of Blessed Oscar Romero who was shot dead whilst celebrating Mass in 1980. Pope Francis proclaimed the Archbishop a martyr for the faith.
“We must all be willing to die for our faith even if the Lord does not grant us this honour.” said the Archbishop at a funeral Mass of one his priests killed by government forces.
How precious is our faith? Do we stand up for the faith when people including friends deride and criticise it, seeing it as some form of fashion trend? Am I a true friend and follower of Christ?
Lord Jesus, it is not always easy to follow you and I try to do my best. Forgive me for the times when I have failed to defend you.