this video is disturbing. in the midst of our Lenten journey it seems we need to be more mindful of the place we are called to as believers. not just from the comfort of our own country, where we are far removed from the realities and hardships that many must endure as they faithfully follow Jesus. somehow i missed this story of the persecution of some 50,000 christians in orissa, india. as we reflect on the meaning of Easter may images like these…of persecution or the stories coming out of the Haiti disaster awaken our hearts to ponder what we can and must do to own and share the burden.