(Photo from Father Lawrence Lew, O.P. - God’s Excessive Love)
" "Our Lord is loved by so few, because few consider the pains He has suffered for us; but he that frequently considers them cannot live without loving Jesus." – Meditation on the Passion

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Wisdom St. Maximilian Kolbe

We know this martyr saint, whose feast day we commemorate today, offered his earthly life so that another might physically live.  His writings, although maybe not as well known as the manner of his death, make it clear that it was the preservation of one’s eternal life that was more important to him.

Why not honor this humble, loving priest by spending a few minutes reading and reflecting upon two unchanging spiritual principles he undoubtedly knew would be abandoned by so many after his death.


On Truth - No one in the world can change Truth. What we do and should do is seek It and serve It when It is found.

On Salvation of Souls - We have no right to rest as long as a single soul is Satan's slave.

I suspect if St. Maximilian Kolbe was still among us, he might ask each of us: “What have you done to serve the Truth and to save souls?”

What would your response be?

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