Feast of the Holy Innocents: A Somber Reminder

Thanks Halee Gray Scott for this message that the Feast of the Holy Innocents, marked today, is not merely a historical memory or spiritual remnant–but a call for us to more truly be the Body of Christ, concerned for our brothers and sisters around the world.

Christians today are massacred on a far greater scale than from any edict issued from Herod. According to Open Doors, which provides support for Christians around the world, Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world today, with 100 people martyred for their faith each month. The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life reports that Christians suffer persecution, discrimination, and harassment in 133 countries—a full two-thirds of all countries worldwide.

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