Tuesday, November 11, 2014

St. Martin of Tours-Veteran's Day

What a thought provoking combination- today's feast and today's "holiday."  Martin lived in the 4th century.  His father was a pagan army officer.  Martin was inducted into the army at age 15.  In his early 20's he came across a poorly dressed beggar in the freezing cold.  Martin cut his cloak in half and gave half to the beggar.  That night he had a vision of Christ clad in his half cloak.  He became a Christian and refused to fight.  He was discharged soon after.
What would happen if every soldier recognized God in "the enemy?"

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