Thought for the Day – 23 April
The Christian hero is not the slayer of dragons or the knight who wields the sword.
The Christian hero is the saint, although saints like St Joan of Arc, could and did wield the sword too.
St George, whose Memorial it is today, got lost in legends and folklore but he was a real soldier who gave his life in witness to Christ. He was a Martyr for Christ – the ultimate act of heroism. If only we remembered him correctly and with honour, for this martyrdom for the One who saved us!
Martyrdom of Saint George, c.1564 – Paolo Veronese
St George pray for us and we pray that your memory may be restored!