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Follow the Baptist!

Ave Maria Meditations

Do not be afraid of telling the truth, follow the Baptist!

Today, in many parts of the world, there are martyrs: man and women who are imprisoned, killed for the sole reason of being Christian. And they exist in a larger number than in the first centuries of the Church.

But there is also daily martyrdom, that does not include death but is also a “losing of life” for Christ, accomplishing one’s own duty with love, according to the reasoning of Jesus, the reasoning of the gift [of oneself], of sacrifice. …

But, in the end, … [John the Baptist] was killed because of the truth, when he denounced the adultery of king Herod and Herodias. How many people pay a steep price for allegiance to truth! How many upright men prefer to walk against the current, other than denying the voice of conscience, the voice of truth!

Franciscus:  Angelus address, June 23, 2013

One Response to “Follow the Baptist!”

  1. pl Says:

    Yes, follow the Baptist. Speak the truth. They might tell you to shut up, to keep it to yourself, don’t rock the boat, etc. etc., but when Holy Mother Church and Her beautiful Truth is being defiled with lies, stand up like St. John the Baptist, and speak the truth. Keep telling it even when they put you down. ;) Don’t let them silence the truth.

    Ave Maria!

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