Daily homily thoughts, 6/1

Today we celebrate St Justin Martyr, a wise man indeed. He was brilliant. He died in 165 and some of his writings survive. He might have been the first to have written so much about the Mass. He was a philosopher and a theologian; his mind was a labyrinth. It’s interesting then that today, on his feast, the Church gives us this reading about how human wisdom amounts to nothing in the end. The smartest man, his brain is eaten alive by bugs just like the rest of us. What matters is divine wisdom–that is, love–and that’s what made Justin so completely…”brilliant,” as he spread the light of Christ as Jesus tells us to in our Gospel today: “You are the light of the world…”