Gospel Nugget 23: Pleasing God

"You've not yet had your head cut off because you're a Christian." ~Priest in Iraq refugee camp to Fr. Ben

Do we have courage? Preaching the Gospel in the face of all contemporary difficulties absolutely requires a certain fearlessness. Undoubtedly, many of us are afraid to speak out for fear of others' reactions. We are lucky in the West to not have to fear martyrdom...yet. Religious courage will help us to "stand firm in one spirit and not be frightened in anything by our opponents" (Phil 1:28).