Ss. Abdon and Sennen — Martyrs July 30

These saints were Persians by birth. When it was learned that they were Christians they were arrested, sent to Rome, scourged with cords weighted with lead, and finally beheaded.

In all things let us exhibit ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in tribulation, in necessities, in distress, in stripes, in prisons, in seditions in labours, in watchings, in fastings, in chastity, in long-suffering, in sweetness, in the Holy Ghost. — Epistle

The Imitation of Christ
To him that shall overcome, saith the Lord, I will give to eat of the tree of life.
Ideal
Not much more is known about these saints than this that they were martyred for professing faith in Christ. But we know that the privilege of martyrdom must be earned.
Today
The world need not know all about the good you are doing. Your reward will be all the greater if only God knows. He will be your reward exceeding great.
Slogan
Let not your right hand know what the left is doing