This morning I was reminded that I come from a history of people who were a threat to society… 🙂 Radicals.
“The Anabaptists’ reform efforts were a threat to their society, because they claimed Christianity was to be lived out in small communities in accordance with the explicit teaching of Scripture. Similarly, the first-century Christians were a threat to their society because they claimed that there was a more important kingdom than that of the Roman Empire: the kingdom of Jesus Christ. Both Christian movements spread because of the way people maintained their faith in Christ and love for others, even in the face of persecution.”
At what cost do we follow Jesus even when our ‘brothers’ and ‘sisters’ persecute us?