Jesus said, “Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.” - Matthew 5:11 (NRSV)

I became a Christian in my senior year of high school, and my Christian youth leader encouraged me to share my faith with the student body. I was scared, but I knew I should do it, and I wanted to do it. The day came, and in a trembling voice...

Today's Prayer
Faithful God, help us to share your word, and strengthen us so that we will not fear ridicule. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 5:1-12

Thought for the Day

Even when I face ridicule and persecution, God is with me.

Prayer Focus

Those who are persecuted for their faith

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