December 26 – Saint Stephen


He was a deacon of the early church and was the first martyr, that is to say, the first witness of Christ. Before he was stoned to death, he looked up to the sky and said: "Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God." He died forgiving his pursuers. Stephen’s forgiveness is an essential characteristic to recognize the martyrdom and testimony of those who give their lives for Christ. 

What do you have to forgive today?

 

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