April 13 – Pope Saint Martin I
Martin was elected pope in 649 and soon had problems for refusing to be silent to evil and before the heresy of Monothelism, which assured that Christ did not have human will. Martin I announced once more that Jesus had human and divine will. The emperor, who accepted the heresy, was angered and sent his troops to Rome to arrest the Pope. After a long trip, Martin, who was sick, was confined to a cell and condemned for treason. After three months, Martin was exiled to Crimea, where he suffered the famine that was devastating the town. But the worse was finding himself abandoned and without friends. He dies two years later in exile.
Have you ever felt abandoned, alone, or rejected by your friends?