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The passion of Perpetua
Ms Sans Serif
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 37850572:MV8yMTk0MTkyXzM3MjMwMzAxXzNBRjA5OTZG] :rose: lovely thread op [/quote]
She walked into the Roman arena where the wild beasts awaited her. She trembled not from fear but from joy.
Her name was Vibia Perpetua. She was just 22, a young mother singing hymns as the crowd jeered and a lion, leopard and wild cow encircled her.
One of the beasts attacked, hurling her to the ground. She covered an exposed thigh with her bloody robe to preserve her modesty and groped in the dust for her hair pin so she could fix her disheveled hair.
And when a Roman executioner approached Perpetua with a sword, her last words before collapsing were aimed at her Christian companions: “Stand fast in the faith, and love you all one another and do not let our sufferings be a stumbling block to you.”
Just a snip from her diary. Thought i would share.
Whatever path you are walking keep your chin up.
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