SOME GAVE ALL AS A MODEL FOR US
When following God’s Law in regard to the Catholic teaching regarding same-sex attraction, the sin of acting upon it and the misguided thoughts of gay marriage we think we are being persecuted, hung out to dry by society who turns its back on God.
Today we have the memorial of the death of John the Baptist who became the first Catholic martyr when Herod ordered him beheaded in behest of his step-daughter (influenced by her mother) Herod thus succumbing to popular opinion, something that happens every day in our times.
So when we feel like we are persecuted for our faith, seemingly left out on a limb, remember the example given to us by the cousin of Christ. That example will help guide us through the rough terrain of holding true to our faith.