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"Let me live and die, O my Jesus, in the kiss of your love!" A martyr is able to die for the faith, because they first live for it and in it, every day of their lives. Living through, with, and in Christ is living the life of God, wherein nothing less will do. Conversion to and in the Catholic faith is about the orientation by grace of heart, mind, soul, and yes, body to Christ. It is gradual, it is a daily undertaking, and coming into the Church is not akin to joining Elk Lodge.