DHT, 1/6

Yesterday’s saint (St John Neumann) said this:

Everyone who breathes, high and low,

educated and ignorant, young and old,

man and woman, has a mission, has a work.

We are not sent into this world for nothing;

we are not born at random;

we are not here, that we may go to bed at night

and get up in the morning, toil for our bread,

eat and drink, laugh and joke,

sin when we have a mind

and reform when we are tired of sinning,

rear a family and die.

God sees every one of us,

He creates every soul . . .


He needs, He deigns to need, every one of us.

He has an end for each of us.

We are all equal in His sight and we are placed

in our different ranks and stations,

not to get what we can out of them for ourselves

but to labour in them for Him.

As Christ has His work, we too have ours –

as He rejoiced to do His work,

we must rejoice in ours also.”