Can your love of God and others be so complete and total that you are a martyr in the truest sense of the word? The word martyr caught my eyes when I read this question. The literal sense of the word martyrdom is ‘to bear witness’. In our life we are are called to be bearer of Christ’s love to humanity. When we see Christ’s figure on the cross, we must never forget the fact that he didn’t die because he was a criminal, he died because of his love for each and everyone of us, whoever we may be. Finally Christ himself calls us to accept the call and follow him: “If a man wishes to come after me, he must deny his very self, take up his cross, and begin to follow in my footsteps. Whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” (Matthew 16:24-25).