Wednesday, July 13, 2016

blessed be the mediocre, for they shall be okay enough

Flannery O'Connor, writer and Catholic of great renown, said that she couldn't be a saint, but she could be a martyr "if they killed her quick." G.K. Chesterton asserted that “the most extraordinary thing in the world is an ordinary man and an ordinary woman and their ordinary children.” Saint Bernadette of Lourdes said that God had used her for an extraordinary purpose and then put her back in the corner like a broom. 
Let's be faithful enough to be like 'Bob' in the (parody) troparion above. Let's be martyrs, witnesses to Christ even if we are ordinary. Let's be brooms.


  1. An ordinary thanks for this reminder.

  2. This reminds me of the beautiful wisdom of Bl. Mother Teresa...“I'm a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world.” :)

    1. I love that!...that will be a great quotation for my teen students.

  3. I love this reminder. Thanks

  4. Can you add buttons on your blog so I can share this with others? Love you - Bro

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