Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Holiness and Sainthood

Last night in RCIA I gave a presentation on discipleship and evangelization. I encouraged the group to live and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In my exhortation, I told them that one of my own personal goals, though I am far from achieving it, is to be perfectly holy. This holiness was not for my own sake, but to glorify God's name. I want to be a saint, because that is what we are created for - not to have my picture on a holy card.

Of course, someone who was there had a bit too much time on their hands today. So, I found this in my box.
Notice the halo - it isn't just my shine.
Here is the back:
Did I say it was laminated? It is.


Keith said...

Marcel of Aggieland - Patron Saint of C.T.s (Crooked Ties)

When will these be in production? I'm running out of St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori cards anyway.

Marcel said...

Patronages also include:
-Shiny heads
-Fathers of 5
-Loud and obnoxious people
-Guys who run and are still chubby.

I don't know when you will be able to get one, I think this one fell from heaven.

Keith said...

Saints are portrayed in different ways. A dog carrying a torch often accompanies depictions of St. Dominic. A person in a moral struggle is symbolized with an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other.

St. Marcel is portrayed with a little Jesus on his shoulder.

Marcel said...

No devil though.

By the way, a common way to depict a martyr is with the means of their death. I hope I don't die by my tie or falling off the balcony in St. Mary's.

John said...