02.05.14 ~ Memorial of Saint Agatha, Virgin and Martyr


1 Cor 1:26-31

Consider your own call, brothers and sisters: not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, things that are not, to reduce to nothing things that are, so that no one might boast in the presence of God. He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption, in order that, as it is written, ‘Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.’

In Conversation with God:

The Word made Flesh willed to share in human fellowship… In revealing the Father’s love and man’s sublime calling He made use of the most ordinary events and details of everyday social life, and illustrated his words with expressions and imagery drawn from everyday living. He sanctified those human ties, above all the family ties that are the normal basis of social structures everywhere…

Through Baptism, a Christian has to be another Christ. He has to turn all his honest human work into a work of co-redemption. Even though in men’s estimation it may be lowly and unimportant, our work, if it is united to Christ, acquires a value beyond compare.

The very tiredness that any kind of work brings with it and which is a consequence of original sin, takes on a new meaning.


… i’ll start this broken heart, i’ll fix it up so it will work again, better than before… i’ll devise the best disguise, a brand new look and take them by surprise, they’ll never guess what’s not inside, and i’ll express myself with ease, with confidence… with fingers crossed, they’ll talk to me… so much to say but no words to convey the loneliness building with each passing day, i’ll never get used to it…


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