St. Wulfran resigned his bishopric after two years and became a humble missionary. Through prayer St. Wulfran saved the life of a man who was to be sacrificed to the gods by hanging. After this miracle his prestige was firmly established among the pagans.
They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. They go forth weeping, sowing their seed; they shall doubtless come again rejoicing, bringing their sheaves with them. — Vespers, Psalm 125
The Imitation of Christ
To walk with God within, and to be bound by no affection from without, is the state of the interior man.
By a miracle, St. Wulfran saved a man from being offered in sacrifice to the gods, and then saved the man’s soul for God and heaven.
A story is told in the life of this saint, of a pagan who jokingly put off his conversion till later. When that “later” time came, this man sent for a priest to talk over his possible conversion, but before the priest could reach him, the man was dead. Some people tell us that constant thought of death would make us morose; but, if we are to be morose at all, it is better before death than after.
Death shall come like a thief in the night.