— Bishop and Martyr
St. Sabinus had both his hands cut off and was then beaten to death with clubs because he refused to deny his Faith.
Blessed is the man who endureth temptation: for when he shall have been proved, he shall receive the crown of life which God hath promised to them that love Him. — Epistle.
The Imitation of Christ
It is no small matter to lose or gain the kingdom of heaven.
St. Sabinus isn’t sorry now that in the time of temptation he had the courage to say “No.” Had he succumbed, what a different Eternity would have been in store for him.
Hilaire Belloc has an essay on “The Tremendousness of Trifles.” Read the essay today and draw your own conclusions.
And the least shall be the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.