Today, May 2nd, is the feast day of Athanasius of Alexandria on Western liturgical calendars.
Athanasius served the Lord as bishop of Alexandria during the Fourth Century. He also served the church, and, through his writings, continues to serve the church, as a theologian. He is a Church Father, and Catholics regard him as a Doctor of the Church.
Athanasius was and is renowned and admired for his steadfast adherence to, promotion of, and defense of orthodox Christian doctrine: especially the doctrine of the divinity of Christ—that Jesus is not merely like God, but is God—and other doctrines of the Trinity.
The Wikipedia article about him says:
All major Christian denominations which officially recognize saints venerate Athanasius.
It also relates:
Patriarch Athanasius spent over 17 years in five exiles ordered by four different Roman Emperors, not counting approximately six more incidents in which Athanasius fled Alexandria to escape people seeking to take his life.[17]
Such can be the cost of faithfulness to Jesus!
What price are we willing to be to be faithful to Him?
Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
—II Timothy 3:12 (AV/KJV)
Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
—Jude 1:3 (AV/KJV)
Consider also Luke 14:25–33.
Here is a link to the Wikipedia article about this holy, faithful, steadfast, long-suffering, and godly servant and soldier of the Lord, which I have quoted as it appeared on May 2nd, 2023:

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