Long slow steady martyrdom…

Many the brave witnesses to faith
Who shed their holy blood
To water the seed of faith in fertile sacrifice
Before the eyes of heaven and earth.

Not all are called to such brave display
Yet still will wear the crown of victory
Such are the ones who faced the long slow steady martyrdom
Of daily dying so they might live.

Each day of life they chose the steep and narrow path
Offering their sacrifices seen by none but God alone
Who watered deep faith with hidden tears
Quiet witnesses who in loving joy served others as unto Christ.

Whether in quiet hidden witness or in bold and brave display
We each can give glory unto God
In brave endurance and embrace of the holy cross
Offered to us by God.

Linda Frasier (e’s mom)

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