Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr
ROM 3:21-30, LK 11:47-54
St. Ignatius was the second bishop of Antioch after St. Peter. He became a willing martyr to be faithful to Jesus. On his way to death in Rome, he wrote seven famous letters which describe Church life in its early days. Like Paul, he humbly discovered that “by grace (we) have been saved through faith, and this is not from you; it is the gift of God; it is not from works, so no one may boast.” The Resp. Psalm captures this well: “The Lord made us, we belong to Him.” Ignatius, like so many other Christians, knew not to put his final trust in money and material goods, but rather in the Lord. It only matters how much spiritual riches and treasures we have stored up (Gospel). These will last forever. How is your spiritual bank account? How much have you stored up?
Fr. Don Kirchner, C.Ss.R.
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