Flock thoughts

I read the Saint of the Day and am always moved how the early saints were so steadfast and would defend the faith knowing death was their punishment for doing so. Today I read about Saint Vincent of Saragossa. He was a friend of Saint Valerius of Saragossa in Spain, and served as his deacon. Imprisoned and tortured in Valencia, Spain for his faith during the persecutions of Diocletian; part of his time was spent being burned on a gridiron. While in prison, he converted his jailer. Was finally offered release if he would give up the scripture texts for burning, but he refused.
I often wonder if my faith would allow me to so steadfastly defend scripture knowing that on earth my reward would be torture and death. I know I spend too much time contemplating what I have on earth but not as much time thinking of what is waiting for me after I die. I invite all to join me in refocusing more on what waits in Heaven for us and less on our own earthly wants.