Persecute Me

Written by Mark Van Steenwyk : September 14, 2005

My friend (and fellow Missio Dei-er) Chris recently wrote the following on his blog:

We have learned (or been taught) that one of the privileges we have in
America as Christians is the freedom to worship God. This is something
we sometimes thank God for when we pray for the release from suffering
of brothers and sisters in other countries who ARE genuinely suffering.
But I wonder if we have it backwards. We might consider thanking God
for honoring our brothers and sisters abroad with suffering, and
praying for our own release from prosperity. It seems to me, given the
theology of suffering the early Christians had, a more apt response.

Click here to read the gooey center of his post.

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