Memorial of Lawrence of Brindisi, priest, Doctor of the church
All we need is love
A theological and biblical scholar, fluent in several languages, renowned preacher, diplomat, minister general of the Capuchin order, diplomat, Saint Lawrence (1559-1619) pretty much did it all. Yet he never forgot the purpose of his work. “God is love,” he wrote, “and all his operations proceed from love.” Saints like Lawrence show us the strength of faith and inspire us to stretch ours. They also demonstrate how all our activity needs the guidance of love.
Today’s readings: Exodus 11:10—12:14; Matthew 12:1-8 (393).
“I say to you, something greater than the temple is here.”