Ss. Nazarius and Celsus — Victor I — Innocent I
— Martyrs — Pope and Martyr — Pope and Confessor
The Church honors today several saints who lived at different times and in different countries. Their faith in and love for Christ made them all brothers.
God rendered to the just the wages of their labors, and conducted them in a wonderful way; and He was to them for a covert by day, and for the light of stars by night. — Epistle
The Imitation of Christ
Blessed is the man whom Thou, O Lord, shalt instruct, and shalt teach him Thy law; that Thou mayst give him rest from the evil days, and that he may not be desolate upon the earth.
These saints suffered a short time for Christ here, but their reward is eternal. Their pain was short-lived, their glory everlasting.
Did you ever stop to think just what it was that made work so much easier when you were getting ready to go on a picnic, or a hike, or a trip that you knew you were going to
enjoy? You are on a trip now to a most wonderful country. Remember the end and the fatigue of the journey will not trouble you.
The suffering is temporary, the reward eternal.