Daily homily thoughts, 2/5

Today we celebrate St Agatha, who died in 251. She died a tortuous death.  She fought against her attackers with all she had.  A group of men wanted their way with her. She resisted with everything. They cut off her breasts.  This woman suffered so much, and never left Jesus.  So many people today–and probably then, too–have to suffer so little…and in the face of that, leave Jesus in a heartbeat.  May St Agatha inspire us all.