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?"