Thought for the Day – 6 January
Rubbing ailing limbs with oil or a medal? Planting a medal to buy land? Isn’t this superstition? Aren’t we long past that? Superstitious people rely only on the “magic” of a word or action. Brother André’s oil and medals were authentic sacramentals of a simple, total faith in the Father who lets His saints help Him bless His children and open their eyes! St André was convinced of the goodness of God our Father and the power of the intercession of the saints. Trusting that God is lavish in His goodness , St André called upon that goodness constantly. He was never disappointed. May such faith be ours! As Pope Benedict XVI said at his canonisation, St Andre “lived the beatitude of the pure of heart.”
St André Bessette Pray for us!