Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Special co-written edition!
"An authentic disciple of Christ experiences misunderstanding, and sometimes even persecution. These are consequences of adopting faith that strengthens with such trials. Why then are we afraid of inviting the Lord to all the matters of our life? Does the Gospel seem too demanding for us? Perhaps we just don't want to lose our previous goods, prefering everything to stay like it was? We, the Gerazeans of the XXI century, regret the pigs instead of enjoying the cure of our brother in faith. However, one must decide, whether he chooses pigs - our daily sins, or the curing power of the Christ." - f. Thomas Bielinsky.
"St Thomas Aquinas (about 1225-1274) a Dominican, great philosopher and theologist, unrivalled lecturer is the author of "Suma Theologica" and many more works. His academic work enlightened people's ways to God. It's worth notice that his intellect hadn't overshadowed God for him but instead - helped to get to know Him. Let us ask then, by the intercession of St Thomas, that our mind enlightened us the truths of faith, which we declare." - f. Thomas Bielinsky.
"The blessed Jerzy Matulewicz (1871-1927), the bishop of Wilno and the apostole visitor in Lithuania, rebuilder of the Gathering of Marian Priests, in his priestly life had experienced many adversities, slander and unjust judgements. He was burning with care for salvation of others, often saying that one must "bring Christ everywhere". How do we use an occasion to spread God's Word around us? Sharing the Gospel is a sign that the grain, which had fallen onto our hearts, is bearing a fruit." -f. Tomas Bielinski.
"The helpmates of Jesus are not only those of the closed group of twelve. It's also the group of seventy-two scholars, assistants of the Apostoles, like Saint Bishops: Tymotheus and Titus, and also the group of all faithful. "Though the toll is great, there are only few workers." - isn't that because it's we who don't take up Jesus' calling? Because we don't feel worthy, because we don't believe that He wants to spread the Gospel through us? After all, the saints were men just like we are, they also needed an encouragement, advice, an embrace from the One, before whom we're standing." -Mira Majdan & Agnieszka Wedrychowska.
No one worthier of accolades than these individuals, I say!
And as for our angels...
Labels: Saints And Angels
Have a good day!
When I started this, I had in mind to do more in-depth "reviews" of each featured saint... the first entry was sort of like that, about St Antony of Padua.
Here we had more of a quick overview of various saints!
Next time - we'll be more up to true form!