St. Therese of Lisieux, Life Lessons, News from Pope Francis, Injustice/Vengeance 10.1.19

  • Unfolding events of a triple homicide, inspired young St. Therese of Lisieux to pray for forgiveness and conversion of the murderer.
  • Constantly enslaved to hyper-sensitivity and emotions, Therese experienced dramatic conversion. Candor, simplicity and little virtues are hallmarks of her autobiography.
  • Appreciating the beauty of Mass…from the pew; the abundance of elderly and children at mass signal the presence of God and promise for the future. Pope Francis declares Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Feast of the Word of God (January 26, 2020).
  • Today’s Gospel: the Brothers of Thunder ask Jesus if they should, “call down fire from heaven to consume them?” Do you seek vengeance in the face of injustice?