While American Christians live in a relatively safe corner of the world, countless Christians face much worse conditions in their own homes. Persecution is one thing, but genocide another. Should we believe the good book, we know that there is a worldwide persecution and genocide that is comming. Anybody who chooses not to bear a mark of loyalty to those in power forefeit their ability to buy or sell anything on the market as well as their very lives. Those who know nothing other than persecution won’t see things change all that much for them. American Christians who hold true to their faith, on the other hand, will experience their world turn upside-down and inside-out. Nobody knows when it will come and nobody feels compelled to put a system in place that will help Christians should it happen sooner rather than later. This is the world that we live in. Once we know of the troubles that our brothers and sisters in the faith experience everyday, we are responsible for our reaction to that knowledge. Winston Churchill claimed that increased knowledge does not neccessary inspire action. He’s been right so far, but I think it’s time we prove him wrong. First, we must all acknowledge that any Christian world wide is as much our brother and sister as our actual brothers and sisters. We need to tell everybody who considers themselves to be Christians that somewhere in the world they would have a price on their head. We need to talk about it. We need to do something about it. If you feel so inclined, get your church involved and tell the other churches in town just what is going on. Pray first. Pray last. Pray inbetween. Pray often.