“His magnificent power and creativity”
I noticed last weekend while in Michigan for the weekly golf-cart mass, that our God never stops stunning us. The picture with this reflection shows His magnificent power and creativity.
Can’t get enough of that and surely don’t thank Him enough.
Today at Mass I was reminded about the courage of so many people who have had a conversion. Gertrude Stein was an atheist and while studying philosophy, she converted to Catholicism and shortly thereafter became a nun. After just four years she was arrested by the Germans and sent to the prison at Auschwitz and died in a gas chamber.
Her conversion showed her love of this great God.
Tomorrow we celebrate another saint who had that same love of God in the feast day of St. Lawrence…He spent his life as a deacon serving the poor. Tradition has it that he liquidated the Church’s possessions and dispersed them to the poor.
He too suffered a martyr’s death in Rome when Emperor Valerian was killing all the clergy to stop the spread of Christianity.
I’m grateful I won’t have to suffer those kinds of deaths. But I can have the same love of that great God.