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7.17 How can I be a witness to my friends and still be accepted? Do I really have to preach to them?

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Every Christian is called to give witness to their faith. Sometimes that may turn your friends against you. That cannot always be avoided. At the same time, we should be careful not to become whiners who continue to emphasise only certain points. Your friends will know your convictions: often it is better to show them through your deeds that you are serious about your faith, rather than repeating your message over and over again.

Andrew and Bakanja lived in very different circumstances. What they have in common is their great love for Jesus, which gave them the strength to give witness to their faith even in the face of death. Do you want to be a witness to Jesus?

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Blessed Andrew of Phú Yên

Blessed Isidore Bakanja

Jesus needs you as his witness, first of all by living your life as a good Christian. Words may even not be necessary. True friends will accept you as you are, also with your faith.