Monday, June 15, 2015

Be the Stars of Their Dark Nights

             'Millions there are who are fluttering like wounded birds around the Rock.
             Get on your knees for them; sacrifice for them. 
             Be the sign of the Eternal on the face of the earth, 
             the mystery of faith against the mystery of iniquity. 
             Bear love to those who hate; bring pity to the world's tears;     
             bless those who have forgotten the need of blessing. 
             Be the hidden writing on the parchment of their world. 
             Be the stars of their dark nights.' 

             Archbishop Fulton Sheen


                    Painting: George Henry Boughton