"I AM WHO I AM" (Exodus 3:14)
Creation should be "that what did not exist began to exist, not that what had begun to exist would cease to exist."
"No longer did it look upon the life of this body as troublesome or wearisome, but believed it to be what the alphabet is to children... namely, as the patient endurance of the present trials of life."
Instead of being discouraged by your exile, you used your time to study and write. Help us to bring good out of suffering and isolation in our own lives and see adversity as an opportunity to learn about or share our faith. Amen
SURPRISE: I didn't write this.
These are the words and prayers of St.Hilary of Poitiers (France) He is most known for his hymns of propaganda he wrote himself to spread the faith against adversaries. His hymns are the first in the West with a known writer.
St. Hilary, of France, married with a daughter, who was exiled and spent the time in isolation writing and studying the world in order to spread his message.
I am so delighted and amazed to discover his existence.
I found the prayer to St.Hilary at http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=55
His feast day is January 13, the day after my PET scan.
Do you think we'll be celebrating that day?