You gotta love my hound

Today is the feast of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher. A lot could be said. About the beauty of the hierarchy of our church, instituted by the Lord himself, which these two men died to protect. About the way these two men refused to judge those who judged them to death.  About the sorry history of division these two men fought against.  But I wish just to share a quote and thought from More. He once said, “If you want to love me, you have to love my hound.” He was speaking about the hound of Heaven. It’s a reminder for us, that the Lord and his body the Church should be so much a part of our lives, so much a part of who we are, that no one would be able to love us without loving God and his church at the same time.