Sometimes we fail to take good and necessary actions because we are too concerned about what other people will think. And sometimes, it's only after we have died and gone home to God, that others reveal what they really thought about us.
Jordan of Saxony, second Master of the Order of Preachers and successor to founder St. Dominic de Guzman whose feast we marked yesterday on August 8, said about his friend -
"Everybody was enfolded in the wide embrace of Dominic's charity, and since he loved everyone, everyone loved him. He made it his own business to rejoice with those who were rejoicing and to weep with those who wept. He was full of affection and gave himself utterly to caring for his neighbors and to showing sympathy for the unfortunate."
We may ask ourselves, if I died tomorrow, would the same be said about me? Dominic's charity is enviable and something we can pray to both embody and exhibit. Dominic was a fascinating man whose life was also marked by great trust in Divine Providence and true humility. To find out more about him, the Order he founded (some say "friended") you may enjoy reading more on our site.
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