Paul makes this point again when he says, “If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.” (1 Corinthians 12:26). If we live disconnected lives from the rest of Christ’s body, we will miss the beauty of how God made the church to function together and represent Christ to the world. This is part of “loving one another” just as Christ has loved us (John 13:34). Such ‘connectedness’ sends the world a message about Christ, the author and founder of the church.
How do you “remember” those suffering for Christ? Do you just say a quick prayer for them and pass on to the next item of interest? Or do we ask for the presence of Christ and power of the Holy Spirit to sustain them in the suffering so their witness powerfully impacts their persecutors?