Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Today's saint exemplifies all three of the Scriptures in the Liturgy of the Word for the regular weekday Mass. St. Martin de Porres exercised the gifts he was given in the Body of Christ, even to the point of working miracles. He "busied not himself with 'great' things," the way the "invited guests" in the Gospel parable did. They were too busy with their farms and investments and personal lives to go sit at the King's table and just enjoy the bounty. Not Martin. This somewhat marginalized Dominican brother was one of those servants who went "out into the streets and hedgerows" and invited "the poor and the crippled, the blind and the lame" (and, most famously, cats and dogs and mice) to the King's banquet.

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