Deacon-structing Martyrdom Part 2: Witnesses
What does it mean to be a martyr? That’s the question that we tried to answer last week. It’s a question that we all need to think about because it is directly related to following Christ.
If we want to follow Jesus, He said, we must pick up our Cross. Following Jesus will always lead to the Cross.
But does it always lead to death?
Could we argue that martyrs are necessary for the Church to bear fruit? It is if what Jesus said in last week’s Gospel about the grain of wheat (John 12:20-33) is true.
This Sunday we celebrate Palm Sunday, also