I have decided to follow Jesus
Pope Francis invited us to pray for persecuted Christians recently, but I should really say that I also feel persecuted in my daily life in Finland (or Spain/Europe/everywhere!). We are not persecuted physically, but always, psychologically and spiritually. Did you understand what I mean?
I am so disheartened that there are women who are pondering abortion as a right and an opportunity; I am so disappointed that people are creating genders; I am so frustrated I defend the Truth, but people avoid accepting it.
Is it legal, even killing an innocent life? What about euthanasia? What about abortion? What about sexuality? How can a child choose his/her gender? We are avaricious, all kinds of rights are desired, even when the cost is someone else’s right to live.
Being human, it is normal that we are weak, we are not almighty. However, God still loves us as we were born and as we are. Accepting reality is the way to live this Life (he who gives up his life, will gain the real Life), although, sometimes it is painful to accept. Thus, as Christians: The cross before me, the world behind me. Difficulties that we are finding is our cross, take and carry it, then Jesus will make everything easier.
We don’t need to against anyone because our Truth is unique and that is why we should pray for our enemies: may God touch their hearts and help them see the Truth. Our faith is about Love and charity is love in action. We don’t need to give them what they need in their daily life, it is enough to pray and let our Heavenly Father do everything.
My brothers and sisters in Lord (not in-law :P), I would like to invite you to pray more during this special time of the year for those who can’t see the Truth yet and persecute us. Also, please don't be afraid if you are denied by others due to your Faith, because it’s a blessing from God, we can just stay with Him. As St. Therese said: Solo Dios basta, God alone is enough.
P.S: if you are really disappointed at some point, you can try to read Psalm 23 and pray the Rosary or the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, our Mother will hug you!
About the author
Yiran, or Maria Micaela. Born in China as a Protestant Christian but baptised in Spain (2015), being the only Catholic in the family. I came to Turku as an Erasmus exchange student and I stayed for my MSc studies. I'm also a participant of the Youth Weekends at Stella Maris.
Cooking, running and photography are my hobbies.