MEDITATION OF THE DAY
A Christian worthy of the name is one who imitates Jesus’ life in every circumstance of his or her own life.
The life of every saint brings to light some particular mystery of Jesus’ life: his childhood, his preaching, his love for children, his Passion, etc. The Virgin Mary lived all the mysteries in their perfection.
The first Christians had an original way of expressing their identity:
The Christian is one who bears Jesus
in his or her mind,
in his or her heart,
in his or her gaze,
in his or her hands,
on his or her lips,
in his or her entire being.
Venerable Francis Xavier Nguyên Văn Thuân
Cardinal Nguyên Văn Thuân († 2002) was imprisoned by the Vietnamese government for thirteen years. [From Prayers of Hope: Words of Courage, English edition. © 2012, Daughters of St. Paul/Pauline Books & Media, Boston, MA. All rights reserved. Used with permission.]