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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

One of those Rare Gems in Christian History

Saint Martin of Tours (b. 316) is one of those rare gems in Christian history that 1,700 years later, still points us to the real face of Christ in the world - the poor, the misunderstood and the forgotten. Martin is remembered for many stories, but one in particular is striking. One day he encountered a shivering beggar and immediately stopped, tore his warm cloak in half and compassionately gave it to the man. We assume that he did say to the man, “When will you get a job?” or “Here is a quarter.” In a dream that night, Martin learned that the beggar was Christ himself in the distressing disguise of a homeless man. St. Martin, all his life never lost his love for the poor or a life of uniting with them in personal poverty.

[Jesus said,] "But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous." When one of those at the table with him heard this, he said to Jesus, "Blessed is the man who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God." Luke 14:13-15

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