Uncle Eddy's E-mails -- April 22
Saint Epipodius and Saint Alexander,
(entered heaven in 178)
Nothing would break my heart more than to
see your collegiate success lure you away from friendship with Christ; they should go together! Of
course, I am not naïve; I know it's tough. You're so
busy, and you keep falling head over heels for guys who don't share your
faith, and social life is so much fun… I guess that's why God has given you an
imprisoned uncle with nothing better to do then remind you that when the party's over, life begins - and no one gives life more flavor than Christ.
how much today's saints gave up in order to stay united to Christ. They were from the French city of Lyons (near the French-Italian border), which
suffered intensely under the persecutions of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. These two young men
had been friends since childhood, and fled together to a small town in hopes of escaping arrest,
which they didn’t. So, in the prime of life (college-aged, just like you), and with the brightest of
futures before them, they were brought to trial. The governor invited them to denounce their
Christian faith; they preferred to forfeit all their worldly hopes and pleasures and suffer torture
rather than betray the Lord. The governor separated them, and tried to entice
the younger Epipodius to save himself. When that failed, he resorted to less
civilized means: he stretched the youth on the rack and tore his sides with iron claws. When even
that didn't work, Epipodius was beheaded. A couple days later, Alexander had
his chance to embrace a life of ease and privilege if only he would put his faith on the back
burner, but he preferred to follow the example of his friend. He was scourged and crucified.
don't remind you of what your older brothers in the faith suffered in order to
frighten you. Rather, I hope to give you new resolve: stay busy at all costs, but busy with Christ;
makes friends with all the young men you meet, but friendships that will be pleasing to Christ;
enjoy college as much as you can, but not at the expense of the joy of Christ. Be a light, dear
Alexis, shining Christ's love all over that pagan campus.
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