Monday, 6 December 2010
On every little piece
Ignatius was a devout believer in Jesus. Sadly, in 111 A.D. he was sentenced to death for his faith. He was eaten alive by wild animals in the Colosseum. Just before he was condemned to death, he said these amazing words:
"My dear Jesus, my Saviour, is so deeply written in my heart, that I feel confident, that if my heart were to be cut open and chopped to pieces, the name of Jesus would be found written on every piece." - Ignatius
How awesome is that? I am sure that when they buried him, Jesus' name wasn't literally on every piece of Ignatius' heart, but his testimony has certainly echoed through nineteen hundred years of history. He lived out his faith with conviction!
How about us?
Living in Grace,