The slaughter of the innocents who died in the furied search of the Christ Child reminds us that many innocents die each day for what they believe.

How strong is my faith? What have I ever done to another that is unkind based on what they believe? Am I courageous enough to speak up for the innocent?

O gracious God, may Your gift of Faith yield a bountiful harvest. May the witness of believers strengthen those most in need of hearing the Good News that God’s love is for everyone.