Feast of Saint Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr
“A sacrifice to be real must cost, must hurt, and must empty ourselves. Give yourself fully to God. He will use you to accomplish great things on the condition that you believe much more in his love than in your weakness.” (St. Teresa of Calcutta)
Today is the Feast of St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr, a Third Century saint. It is because of his feast that we have deviated from the daily readings from the Old Testament and Matthew’s Gospel. And I have called upon Mother Teresa again to give us a little focus. It is my feeling that St. Teresa of Calcutta gives us another way of understanding our Gospel (John 12:24-26) today. The cost, the struggle, the giving of ourselves might seem like weakness but when lived in friendship with God it becomes the power of wonderful things. Let us believe in God’s love so that our weakness will become our strength!
Have a great Friday everyone and may the Passion of Jesus Christ be always in your heart.
Father Paul Fagan, C.P.