Thought for the Day – 23 December – The Memorial of St John of Kanty (1390-1473)
Sweetness of disposition wins more people than a sharp mind and roughness.
Every human being is worthy of respect, even if his opinions are false and his attitudes wrong.
We may be right in our opinions but we are wrong if we defend those opinions in an unkind and uncharitable way.
Nevertheless, there is one truth, not many – blue is blue and not black – where our kind disposition and words fail to convince another of the truth and we meet violent roughness, we do as we are taught “shake the dust from your feet” (Luke 9:5).
In Christ’s words is a warning: the act of “shaking off the dust from one’s feet” is an act of “testimony against” those who reject the Gospel. At the time of Judgment, we will stand before Christ and be judged by the testimony of how we lived our lives. The testimony of our lives, how we loved or did not love, will either be a testimony in our favour, or a testimony against us.
St John of Kanty, pray for us!
Being a Catholic is a way of life - a love affair "Religion must be like the air we breathe..."- St John Bosco
Prayer is what the world needs combined with the example of our lives which testify to the Light of Christ.
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"For the Saints are sent to us by God
as so many sermons.
We do not use them, it is they who move us
and lead us, to where we had not expected to go.”
Charles Cardinal Journet (1891-1975)
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