Thought for the Day – 16 September – The Memorial of Sts Cornelius & Cyprian
It seems fairly true to say that almost every possible false doctrine has been proposed at some time or other in the history of the Church. Men like Cornelius and Cyprian were God’s instruments in helping the Church find a prudent path between extremes of rigorism and laxity. They are part of the Church’s ever-living stream of tradition, ensuring the continuance of what was begun by Christ and evaluating new experiences through the wisdom and experience of those who have gone before.
Cornelius and Cyprian encouraged each other to lead virtuous, self-sacrificing and loving lives for God. There is no greater gift that one friend can offer to another. Today let us think of ways to help our friends grow closer to God.
Sts Cornelius and Cyprian, pray for us!