Let's try to name some saints who chose each option (oh, how fun!):A:
I think I remember hearing how St. Anthony went to Alexandria or something to be persecuted out of his freewill, but they let him go or something. . . .B:
What saint chose option B? Of course some of Jesus' disciples fled from persecution at some point because of what He commanded in Matthew 10:23.
Oh! And I think St. Bishoy fled, hold on...
In 407/408 A.D., as the Berbers invaded the wilderness of Scetes, Bishoy left and dwelt in the mountain of Ansena. At this time he met Saint Paul of Tammah in Antinopolis and the two became very close friends.C
: Demiana's father chose C, but then she told him, "I would of rather heard the news that you were dead than this!" Can you imagine someone saying this to their father? But then he confessed his faith and became a martyr.D:
St. Moses the black! Ah, yes...he knew of the invasion of "the berbers," but he didn't leave, instead, he and his disciples greeted them with open arms and died at their hands:
At about age 75, about the year 405 AD, word came that a group of Berbers planned to attack the monastery. The brothers wanted to defend themselves, but Moses forbade it. He told them to retreat, rather than take up weapons. He and seven others remained behind and greeted the invaders with open arms, but all eight were martyred by the bandits on 24 Paoni (July 1).E:
lol, I think the guy above me...