— Pope and Martyr
This Pope instituted the Ember-Day fasts. He reigned during the troublesome days of persecution. Instead of living at the Vatican, he lived among the poor. He was martyred on October 14.
Every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in the things that appertain to God, that they may offer up gifts and sacrifices for sins. — Epistle, Hebrews 5
The Imitation of Christ
Be ready on thy part to bear tribulations, and account them the greatest consolations: for the sufferings of this life are not worthy to be compared with the glory to come, although thou alone couldst suffer them all.
Though this man had been raised to the highest position a man can hold, he remained very simple in heart, thus meeting the requirement our Savior set up when He said: “Unless you become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.”
Look for the poem “The Boy and the Angel” by Robert Browning and read it today. The notes will probably help you understand it. Otherwise you can understand it by thinking about it while you read. Let it be an inspiration to you to do your best, no matter what your task.
Life is a bundle of little things. — Holmes