Are we being persecuted?
Are we being threatened?
Are we being tortured?
No, we are the comfortable, we are the spoilt, we are the coasters. Do not claim persecution when you can look to Iraq and see actual persecution. Here in the West, we are protected, safe, secure. We can go to church without fear. We can go on Facebook and post a bible verse. We can slap an awful bumper sticker on our car. We can wear Christian t shirts and jewellery. We can stand on street corners and preach. We have religious freedom, religious protection, religious rights.
Pray for the persecuted. Pray for the persecutors. Pray for the people.