Saturday, September 17, 2016

True Parental Sacrifice

I'm sorry but when I am reminded of these heart-wrenching stories, I can't accept the "but I want my kids to have a normal life" excuse to why they do not fast or attend Church services. 

Sophia & her three daughters: Faith, Hope, and Love

September 17

These Saints were from Italy and contested for the Faith about the year 126, during the reign of the Emperor Hadrian. Faith was twelve years old, Hope, ten, and Love, nine; each was tormented and then beheaded, from the eldest to the youngest. Their mother Sophia mourned at their grave for three days, where she also fell asleep in peace; because of her courageous endurance in the face of her daughters' sufferings, she is also counted a martyr. The name Sophia means "wisdom" in Greek; as for her daughters' names, Faith, Hope, and Love (Charity), they are Pistis, Elpis, and Agape in Greek, and Vera, Nadezhda, and Lyubov in Russian.

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