Thursday, November 11, 2010

St. Martin of Tours

"For behold, the Kingdom of God is among you.”
The reading today goes right along with the story of St. Martin of Tours who is said to of come upon an almost naked beggar in the freezing cold and cutting his cloak with his sword gave half to the beggar to keep him warm. That night Martin had a dream in which the man wearing his cloak was Christ. This story today is a great example of the Kingdom of God being among us.
We encounter opportunities every day whether with children or adults, teachers or priests, in our businesses or neighborhoods to serve, to give, to sacrifice. Often, we do not know the effect of our response but someday, I believe, it'll all come back around and when it does I can only hope and pray I did more in the giving than in the taking.
Today may we all cut a little of our cloak for someone else in our lives or for someone we encounter. The Kingdom of God is among us.

1 comment:

  1. That is all so true. Lately I've been encountering what our Lord meant by the virtue charity and the importance He placed upon how we live a charitable life. The Kingdom is all around us and so are the opportunities to do good. Thanks for taking the time to remind us of St. Martin. k