Memorial of St. Agatha
Readings of the day:
2 Samuel 24:2, 9-17
Psalm 32:1-2, 5-7
What kind of wisdom has been given to him?.- Mark 6:2
The people in the native land of Jesus in the gospel reading of today, found in his words astonishment and wild wisdom, yet they didn’t give him the proper honor he deserved. They measured him by their own standards.
In our daily activity, people around us may tend to overlook our words and actions due to several things in their own eyes they measure us with. But, our lives if continually lived in the eyes of God will win out at the very end.
St. Agatha, whose memory we hold in high honor this day, suffered death for her virginity for the standard they measured her against in their time. They expected her to conform to some certain principles, but her live won out in the end as she persisted even unto death in being a witness for Christ. She showed us a great example, and great honor was bestowed on her even by those who didn’t acknowledge it when she was alive.
May God help us, we pray to be a shining light to all, we ask this through Christ our Lord, amen.
St. Agatha, Pray for us!
Peace and Love of Christ.