We take our gift of faith for granted. So many people in the world die daily without ever becoming Catholic, or even Christian. Billions of people are born, live, and die who do not convert to the one, true Faith.
Thankfully, but tragically through the many martyrs around the world, Catholics are becoming more and more aware of those who do choose and suffer for the Faith.
What is demanded of us is no less than total surrender to God and His Divine Will.
What is demanded of us is that we go out and preach the Gospel, baptizing in the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
If we do not live for Christ, we shall not die for Christ. Martyrdom is not automatic. Our daily lives prepare us through the acceptance of suffering and the denial of self.
One more death does not, then, matter, as we have practiced for this all our lives.
What is demanded is the readiness....
As Hamlet said, "The readiness is all."