Thought for the Day – 13 August – The Memorial of Sts Pontian & Hippolytus
“It is in their captivity that Saints Pontian and Hippolytus reconciled with one another. Both died of torture and deprivation.
We have lived in an age when so many in the Church have divided themselves into factions, forsaking unity in Christ for the cause of ideology. Being a member of Christ’s Body has, sadly, become for so many a question of choosing sides. Sts Pontian and Hippolytus serve as a sign of contradiction to all this.
The substance of the apostolic faith is far greater than the pretenses of ideology that we would use to subvert the communion of the Church. Great suffering revealed this truth to Saints Pontian and Hippolytus — I wonder what it will take for us to reach this conclusion?
Let us pray that the tired ideologies of the present will quickly become a thing of the past and that we all will find the richness of the apostolic faith, the faith of the martyrs Pontian and Hippolytus, unity and peace. “….Fr Steve Grunow CEO of Word on Fire
Sts Pontian and Hippolytus, pray for us!