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St. Catherine of Siena, Open Our Eyes

Apr 29, 2021
Photo by Sergey Tinkyakov of a person in an orange sweater laying on the dock of the sea looking through binoculars. Minute Meditations.

St. Catherine calls us to be on the lookout for God. Each person will discover God in a unique way—an experience of beauty, love, forgiveness, generous sacrifice—the smile of a child, the first glimpse of the Grand Canyon, a donated organ, betrayal, persecution. In such circumstances, we stand in awe and feel infinitesimally small and unworthy. Life then truly becomes gift. Such experiences give access to Catherine’s theology. For her, God is great not simply because of God’s unimaginable goodness, but because God has chosen in love to share that goodness with creation and the human race. God pours out Godself in creation, incarnation, and Eucharist. God gifts us with every breath in every fiber of our being.

— from Accidental Theologians: Four Women Who Shaped Christianity 
by Elizabeth Dreyer

Accidental Theologians


Submitted by Linda W. (not verified) on Thu, 04/29/2021 - 11:35 PM


Don't you realize that in order to donate your organs, that one must be alive when they take them out of you, or the organs will be no good? You will be aware that they cut your eyes out, if you donate your eyes. Some people have felt pain when they were being cut open, and even if you don't, you will feel the pressure the knife cutting you and parts of you being cut out. What a horrible, terrifying way to die. So gruesome and barbaric has this nation become. Think about that before you encourage people to give their organs.

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