Persecution from a Christian Perspective

On a typical Sunday morning in the United States, as we ease into our comfortable pews if someone were to ask us, “Are you comfortable?”  Our response may be about the pew or the temperature level in the church.  While in other places of the world “comfortable” is not a consideration in their Christianity.  They may have looked over their shoulder as they turned down the street leading to the gathering of the saints.  The cramped quarters or the temperature level is the least of their concerns. Continue reading “Persecution from a Christian Perspective”

Be Comfortable, Being Uncomfortable

I remember climbing into my mosquito-net-covered-bed while in Haiti and lying down to sleep just sweltering in the 85 degree heat even at 10:00 pm.  It was June, we had no electricity, and my only relief from the heat was a little battery operated six inch fan positioned to blow a little relief over my torso and face.  In that moment, I remembered a phrase I had heard or read but no longer remembered the source; it was something like, “Be comfortable, being uncomfortable”.   So in my mind, I surrendered to the state of contentment; being comfortable with my uncomfortable situation and went to sleep in my sweat.

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