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As a Christian who lives in the United States, I’m not likely to think much about being persecuted for my beliefs. I take things like reading my Bible and praying in public for granted. When I go to church I’m going to a big white building that is clearly a Christian church. I can wear my t-shirt that says, “I love Jesus” and not be afraid when someone asks me about it. I talk about things like being the light of the world and wanting people to know Christ through me. I want people to see Christ in me. Like Peter and the other apostles, I’m ready to die for my faith. Or am I?

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Lament


I walk,
in faith,
pray,
in faith,
deny
myself,
in faith.

In faith,
I lie me down,
screaming,
I awake,
in faith,
limbs
torn-
all,
in faith.

Standing-
empty handed-
filled,
with faith.

Why,
must
I suffer?

Struck-
by faith.

I (suffered.)
I (died.)

And you,
you,
want to be,
like
Me?