Sharing the Word for January 15, 2022
All of us who share the Christian faith have been called by Christ as Levi was. It’s not because of our virtues, nor because of what we have to offer the Lord. It’s because the Lord loves us and we need him.
Saint Devasahayam Pillai
Born into an affluent Hindu family in 1712, Devasahayam Pillai converted to Christianity and was martyred for his chosen faith in 1752. At his 2012 beatification Pillai became the first Indian layman not connected to any religious institute to be beatified. Ten years later he was canonized by Pope Francis.
Dragons Do Exist
G.K. Chesterton once wrote: “Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed.”
Do We Limit Belonging?
when you really live with common sense, that has no limitations; you live out of a morality that includes everybody,
Newborn abandonment case prompts emphasis on ‘safe haven’ efforts
In 20 years of community organizing, resulting in more than 300 cases of newborns saved from infant abandonment, Floridian Nick Silverio has never actually witnessed a criminal child abandonment in progress.