A Penitent Blogger

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

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Thomas was a successful lawyer

He rose to become one of the most powerful people in the country.

He was also a best-selling author and hung out with some of the most famous creative people in the world.

And then his boss had a "personal" problem.

For many people, it would have been a minor thing, but Thomas’ boss made it everybody’s problem and wanted everyone to sign off on his “solution.”

Thomas refused, knowing it meant his job and even his family’s economic wellbeing.

It ended up costing Thomas his life.

Sir Thomas More was executed 474 years ago (in two weeks) for not agreeing to King Henry VIII’s actions against the Church in connection with his divorce.

Saint Thomas More was canonized in 1935 and his memory is celebrated on this day.

(from an earlier post)