For the past few weeks, I’ve been reading a book about Dominican saints (saints who belonged to the Order of Preachers, aka the Dominicans). The book is titled the Hounds of the Lord (great read).

Many of these powerhouse saints you’ve probably heard of: St. Dominic de Guzman, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Albert the Great, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Martin De Porres, St. Rose of Lima, and a few more.

These saints lived in times vastly different than our own. As far back as the 1100s and up until the 1600s.

In reading about their heroic virtue and love for God and fellow man, I can’t help but wonder – what would they think of us now?

Would they marvel at how far our technology has advanced? Or, at how far our moral standards have fallen?

Would they think that we have it easier – or that our times are darker even than their own?

I obviously don’t know the answer, but I believe it’s worth pondering. I believe at the end of the day – a lot has changed, but a lot hasn’t. Man is still fallen. Christ still saves. This life is a pilgrimage, no matter what land, or time, we’re passing through.

 

Be the Men,

 

Mark

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