COURAGE. Die to self daily. The only way in which the saints were able to accept martyrdom and "lay down their lives of their own accord" like Christ was because they had been dying to self all their lives.
"We do not want, as the newspapers say, a church that will move with the world. We want a church that will move the world.” – G.K. Chesterton ~ Devotional: Jesus Wants You to Be Peculiar ~ Usually, people don’t like being called weird or peculiar. We are social creatures, and by definition we like to belong. We don’t like to feel that we are marginalized or we are part of the “out group”. You have to understand that according to Jesus Christ, [...]