“We live in a secular society. A secular society prides itself on its tolerance and acceptance of many things.
Ironically, a secular society can be intolerant of religious faith and those who practise and profess it.
Whatever society we live in, secular or not, we can and should expect to be persecuted and ridiculed for our faith.
We should however always be prepared to give the reason for our hope and our joy. We should also be prepared to stand up for the truth of our faith, to uphold the Gospel of life and to resist the culture of death.
We are called to speak the truth in love; proclaim the Gospel of life with love for God and love for our neighbour burning in our hearts.”
– This short meditation was published in “A Lenten Journey of Prayer for 2013” by AlivePublishing. For information about their booklets please visit http://www.alivepublishing.co.uk (external link).