Thought for the Day – 28 September – The Memorial of St Wenceslaus
Good example lives on. St Wenceslaus’ generosity to the poor was legendary and his sanctity known everywhere.
He made peace with his mother so that he could govern and with the surrounding monarchs. He worked with the Church, ended the persecution of the Christians, brought back exiled priests and built churches. Wenceslaus set an example all could follow. He gave alms to those who were poor and was just to those who were rich, he visited prisoners and promoted the religious and educational improvement of his people.
“Good King Wenceslaus” was able to incarnate his Christianity in a world filled with political unrest. While we are often victims of violence of a different sort, we can easily identify with his struggle to bring harmony to society. The call to become involved in social change and in political activity is addressed to Christians; the values of the gospel are sorely needed today, the example of St Wenceslaus is still an inspiration to us all.
St Wenceslaus, pray for us!