Acts chapter seven tells the story of St. Stephen’s martyrdom. Dying for our faith isn’t something that we’ve had to grapple with in any meaningful way in recent history – at least not here in North America. But for many Christians around the world, this is very much a part of their daily reality. As Western culture moves progressively away from its Christian roots, we too will face increasing hostility and persecution. Stephen’s witness is a good one for us to consider as we strive to live out our faith in our world today too.
A Martyr’s Witness – St. Stephen