One Minute Reflection – 29 December – Fifth Day of the Octave and the Memorial of St Thomas a Becket
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith. From now on a merited crown awaits me….2 Timothy 4:7
REFLECTION – “Remember then how our fathers worked out their salvation; remember the sufferings through which the Church has grown and the storms the ship of Peter has weathered because it has Christ on board. Remember how the crown was attained by those whose sufferings gave new radiance to their faith. The whole company of saints bears witness to the unfailing truth, that without real effort no-one wins the crown.”……….St Thomas a Becket (1118-1170)
PRAYER – Almighty God, you enable st Thomas a Becket to lay down his life with undaunted spirit for the rights of Your Church. May his prayer help us to deny ourselves for Christ in this life and so find our true life in heaven. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, in union with the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever, amen.
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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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