Friday, Jun 05, 2020
MEMORIAL OF BONIFACE, BISHOP, MARTYR
Aging can bring strengths
The COVID-19 crisis highlights the health risks older folks face. At the same time, it has led occasionally to examples of ageism—the tendency to see someone as weak or infirm simply because of their age. Saint Boniface would have none of that. Traversing the rugged terrain of what is now Germany during the wild and untamed Middle Ages, he continued his tireless evangelization efforts well into his 70s. In fact, only martyrdom could bring his ministry to a close. “Respect your elders” means respecting their ability to continue making meaningful contributions.
TODAY'S READINGS: 2 Timothy 3:10-17; Mark 12:35-37 (357). “From all these things the Lord delivered me.”