Thursday, January 14, 2010

Martyrs of Raithu (5th century)

When I was younger, if a loved one said something hurtful to me, it would destroy my self-esteem. Now that I'm older and wiser, my thought is "if you don't like me, there's someone out there who will."
Just think about what it would feel like to be martyred, next time someone insults you. That's significant. Not if someone dislikes your physical appearance.
The Martyrs of Raithu were hermit monks who were killed by the Blemmyes tribe in the 5th century. They lived in Raithu which is near Mount Sinai in Palestine close to the Red Sea.
Their feast day is today.

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