Thought for the Day – 30 July – The Memorial of St Peter Chrysologus “Golden Words”
In addition to his zeal in the exercise of his office, Peter Chrysologus was distinguished by a fierce loyalty to the Church, not only in its teaching but in its authority as well. He looked upon learning not as a mere opportunity but as an obligation for all, both as a development of God-given faculties and as a solid support for the worship of God……Next to virtue, learning, in his view, was the greatest improvement to the human mind and the support of true religion. Ignorance is not a virtue, nor is anti-intellectualism. Knowledge is neither more nor less a source of pride than physical, administrative, or financial prowess. ( Fr Don Miller, OFM)
Keep in mind that we cannot practice anything at all if we do not study it – we cannot “be” a Catholic if we do not study our faith!
St Peter Chrysologus, pray for us!