Thursday, 26th December, Stephen, Martyr, Feast

Matthew 10:17–22


Jesus said to his disciples, “Beware of them, for they
will hand you over to councils and flog you in their synagogues; and you will
be dragged before governors and kings because of me, as a testimony to them and
the Gentiles. When they hand you over, do not worry about how you are to speak
or what you are to say; for what you are to say will be given to you at that
time; for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking
through you. Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child, and
children will rise against parents and have them put to death; and you will be
hated by all because of my name. But the one who endures to the end will be




What is my feeling to read this
gospel passage immediately after Christmas?


Do I make peace with any suffering
that comes my way?