Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Feast of St. John the Evangelist

This beloved disciple was the only man who didn't run out on Jesus during his Crucifixion, and thus earned the double blessing of living to old age (ie, NOT dying a martyr) and accompanying the Blessed Virgin through the rest of her life. He also wrote the Gospel of John, two letters, and received the vision of the book of Revelations while on the Greek Island of Patmos.

Now, you'd think I would learn from his example, if you stand by Christ when the going gets rough, your life will produce greatness and be a blessing to others.
Sigh, don't give up on me, Lord, I'm a slow learner!

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