Second Thoughts for Today – 22 January – The Memorial of St Vincent of Saragossa (Died 304) – Deacon and Martyr – The Protomartyr of Spain, St Vincent Pallotti (1795-1850) Priest, Missionary, Apostle of Charity and Marian Devotion, Founder and Blessed William Joseph Chaminade S.M. (1761-1850) Priest, Apostle of Mary and Founder of the “Society of Mary or Marianists”
There is a certain genius that comes from the faith and we saw it in our own day in St Mother Teresa. The saints tend to tackle great and difficult things and accomplish wonders because they did NOT and do NOT depend on their OWN strength and effort. They KNOW that all things are possible ONLY with and in God – they take Him at His word – they ask for miracles and receive them!
They are never disappointed – this is the genius of faith!