A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Monday, June 29, 2009

That all the Gentiles might hear it

Yet another celebrity died over the weekend: a man said to be responsible for selling a billion dollars worth of inexpensive products by SHOUTING (in a friendly way) on television. May he rest in peace.

Today, on the Solemnity of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, we celebrate two men who literally gave everything they had in order to proclaim the infinitely more valuable message of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

In today’s second reading (2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18), Saint Paul himself says:

The Lord stood by me and gave me strength,
so that through me the proclamation might be completed
and all the Gentiles might hear it.

May the Lord give us strength and courage so that the proclamation of the Gospel may be continued in our own lives.