Meditation on Saint Laurence Deacon and Martyr at Rome 258

The Martyrdom of Saint Laurence, Paper Cutout, Phillip Schwartz


When a Roman prefect demanded that Saint Laurence give him information about the treasures of the Church, Saint Laurence presented to him the sick and the poor whom he had served and told the prefect, “These are the treasures of the Church.” Saint Laurence is believed to have then been roasted alive on a gridiron. Sometimes the most radical thing we can do is to serve one another and lend comfort to those in need. I have a feeling that if Saint Laurence were alive today he would be a brave and vocal advocate and activist for human rights and social justice in the service of Christ and for His glory.

Phillip Schwartz


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