Today’s Epistle reading from Romans is jammed full of good advice about daily living. The verses move from loving and respecting others, to working hard, to sharing with others, to hospitality, to compassion for others, including forgiveness, then to humility.


Theologian, Rosalind Brown talks of three forms of martyrdom: ‘Red Martyrdom’ is shedding your blood for Christ, as did the early Christians and some in the Middle-East today. ‘White Martyrdom’ is separating yourself for God’s sake from everything you hold dear,