Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Saint Stephen, first martyr: "You will be hated by all"

... because of my name, but whoever endures to the end will be saved.
-- Mt 10:17-22

Believing in Jesus Christ and in the One who sent him for our salvation is necessary for obtaining that salvation. "Since "without faith it is impossible to please [God]" and to attain to the fellowship of his sons, therefore without faith no one has ever attained justification, nor will anyone obtain eternal life 'But he who endures to the end.'"
-- CCC 161

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