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THURSDAY, January 23                  Phillips Brooks

Acts 7:57-58 But they covered their ears, and with a loud shout all rushed together against him. Then they dragged him out of the city and began to stone him; and the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul.

From The Archives: December 26, 1954

Saint Stephen, the first Christian martyr, is a superb example of the far-reaching effects of a faithful witness to one’s belief and conviction. Stephen kept the faith at the cost of his life, and because he did so (perhaps partly on account of the way in which he did so), he set up a chain reaction in the conscience of a young man “whose name was Saul.”


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