While looking up information regarding where Hurricane Jose may come inland I came across an interesting bit of history about the area. I mean something I didn’t already know.
The story below was a tragic, a very sad one that should’ve never happened.
But I have a problem when people go places they aren’t invited. Yes, Jesus said go forth and proclaim the Gospel to all the lands but he never said anything about butting your way into other people’s way of life and taking their land in the process.
He strictly said how this was to be done. I feel real Martyrdom is when the person is someplace they are wanted and the occupants want to hear what they have to say. Jesus said leave if they do not wish to listen.
I had to do a lot research about Martyrdom to write the Unholy Pursuit Saga. There are many cases of martyrdom where the person wasn’t invading someone’s home. They were preaching and teaching in their general area or where they had been invited.
I’m sorry but I have conflicted emotions when I read cases like this being declared martyrdom. Most cases I read of saints they were too busy trying to stay alive to invade anyone’s land. Too busy trying to stay ahead of those seeking to kill them.
But it was an interesting piece of history I didn’t know.
The picture above is St. Valentine. What happened to him and to Saint Valentina hundreds of years earlier. In my humble opinion was martyrdom.