Christians have not faced evil of this magnitude since the Roman Coliseum or more likely the Circus Flaminius. For the most powerful country in the world to persecute Christians will be an experience the Church has not faced in 1700 years. I hope we still have the strength and the faith for this trial. Evil is petty, foolish, and disgusting, but it is not weak. I'll be paying at least as much attention to "But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one," as to the command on turning the other cheek.
Worse than the USSR or Nazi Germany? Really?