Sometimes the esoteric, alternative Christian movement (of which we are a part) gets “hard pressed,” “persecuted” and even “struck down”. But as some early Christian writer said, be he Paul or someone claiming to be Paul(!):
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
It reminds me of that song, “I get knocked down, I get up again, ain’t never gonna keep me down.” I remember our boys jammin’ to that song from their carseats years ago. They would dance and sing along every time that song came on the radio.
And the Man from Galilee said in Matthew 24:9
And in John 16:33: “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
Can you see I am bucking myself up here? Hah. All is well with me and mine, don’t worry friends and family, I have just been reading about our persecuted siblings (inner Christians) and cousins (mainstream Christians) around the world.