Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness'
You, my Brothers in the suffering, ye the servants of our Lord do not be worry if you get persecute because you will be blessed,
of course the cost is high, specially when the hate come from the church and the fathers of the church,
remember what Jesus said :
“all men will hate you because of me”(Mat 10:22)
and do not forget what Jesus said:
“who stands firm to the end will be saved” (Mat 10:22)Remember that you will be send to the harvest:
“After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. 2 He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. 3 Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Luke (10:1-3)
So, remember that Additional to the twelve disciples, there were others as well. After the Twelve returned Jesus appointed seventy-two more followers to minister. He didn’t send them out alone, he sent them in pairs. Nor did he expect them to work in their own strength. Their first instruction was to pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers. As Jesus described their ministry to them, they were being sent as lambs into a pack of wolves.
So do not be worry Jesus said: “do not be afraid..” (Mat 10:28).
My brothers the servants if the Fathers hate you and persecuted you, I ask you to do according to Jesus what said
“Pray for those who persecute you!”
O’ Fathers of the church, do not forget what Jesus said to you :
“Feed my lambs”
"Do not judge or you too will be judged” (Mat 7:1)
O’ Fathers, remember always the following verses:
13But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.
15Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
16Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!
O' fathers of the church
remember ye are to collect the workers to the harvest, nor to reject and persecute who come to work for the Lord harvest.
+ the Sufferer in the Lord
Editor: υπο-διάκονος. Camill Tannous
Orthodox Christianity for Theological Research and Patrimony of church