Sometimes I think I would love to die a martyr for all the faithful, but then I have reservations about my endurance. Christ’s horrid death made all that unnecessary, and for many Christians death is a piece of cake, as they say. I thank the Lord for that.
Anyone who has contemplated the death of Jesus Christ must wonder how a man can endure all those details thought of by the Roman executors, or be considered insensitive. I thank the Lord for including me in the benefactors.
While on earth, may I still consider offering my sufferings, inescapable as they are, for all of the faithful I have known and will know.