Thought for the Day – 14 July
It never ceases to amaze me how many saints we have, (all waiting to hear from us, by the way), who initially led lives totally against the precepts of natural moral order, Christ and Holy Scripture. But God is never far off – the ‘Hound of Heaven’ goes before and behind us. And God creates saints. Seemingly random meetings, words, in the case of St Camillus – a sermon by a Capachin and a meeting with St Philip Neri, alters everything, for we know that nothing is random – God has penetrated our selfishness, He becomes visible to our souls and once that happens we can only do our very best, try our hardest to do all for Him and as if everything depended on us. All human effort is the dispensing of God’s divine power and only God’s grace can make us like Himself.
St Camillus de Lellis Pray for us!