Feast of St. Agnes

  FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Second Tuesday of Ordinary Time Feast of St. Agnes Martyr   21 January 2020 WORD of the DAY  Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man,  not man for the Sabbath.  That is why the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.” (Mark 2: 27-28)   How shall I live this Word? “The Son of Man is also lord of the Sabbath.”  St. Agnes was only twelve when she decided to give her life and virginity to God and was killed in Rome during the persecution of Diocletian.  She was young but determined and strong-willed, she knew well that the only Lord of her life was and would always be Christ, Lord of heaven and earth and of all created things. Agnes was young but had clear ideas about what the important things in life were, the real priorities, what it is worth living and dying for. She was young but felt like a Queen close to her King, the Son of man, Lord also of the Sabbath. Jesus, Lord of the Sabbath, help us not to distance our hearts from you and to understand that You are...