Tuesday, April 21
Feast of Anselm, bishop, Doctor of the church; Easter weekday
Growing old with grace
Ask most Catholics who were the big thinkers in church history, and two names come easily to mind: Augustine and Thomas Aquinas. Most theologians add a third name without hesitation: Anselm. A great defender of the faith through reason, Anselm had a high estimation of the human mind’s capacity to discover God. And the older the mind, the better: “As the flesh fails, the soul advances; out of the body’s infirmity springs the soul’s health.” Got time on your hands in retirement? Seek wisdom through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Today’s readings: Acts 7:51-8:1a; John 6:30-35 (274). “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger.”