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The Imperialism of the Martyrs

May 12, 2019

The book of Revelation is an unveiling of a new state of affairs, the new things that are on offer in light of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. Though it looks like worldly power holds sway, real power belongs to the army of those who have chosen to follow the crucified and risen Savior. The martyrs have come from all corners of the world, and they have spoken many languages. And this is the army that, up and down the centuries, has undermined the foundations of the fallen world. This is the great fighting force that Jesus has unleashed and continues to unleash.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Acts 13:14, 43-52
Psalm – Psalm 100:1-5
Reading 2 – Revelation 7:9, 14B-17
Gospel – John 10:27-30