I was nearly brought to tears when I read this article in this morning’s NY Times about Christians in Bagdad. It’s an extremely moving account of the Gospel at work in the face of outright persecution. 

“This gives us more strength,” said Sama Wadie, 32, a teacher, his hand wrapped in a bandage. “We’re not afraid of death because Jesus died for us. Of course we cry, but they’re tears of happiness, because we die for God.”