Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Priorities According to St. Ignatius of Antioch

"It is better for me to die in Christ Jesus than to reign over the ends of the earth. Him it is I seek - who died for us. Him it is I desire - who rose for us. I am on the point of giving birth. . . . Let me receive pure light; when I shall have arrived there, then shall I be a man."
St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop & Martyr

I came across the above quote today when working on my paper on "The Last Things". What a great reminder that it's not about worldly power and success - it's about being united with Christ and being ready for eternity. Please, Lord, help me to keep that a priority!

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