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Acts 6:8 Stephen, full of grace and power, did great wonders and signs among the people.
Stephen is the first follower of Christ to die for his beliefs, but he is not the last. Many faithful people have died rather than renounce their belief in Jesus.
Jesus calls us to lives of sacrifice; today, let us pray for those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for their faith.
MOVING FORWARD: Deacons are called to bring the world to the church—and the church to the world. Send a note of encouragement and thanksgiving to a deacon, someone you know or someone you haven’t met yet.
Today the Church remembers Saint Stephen, Deacon and Martyr.