Holy Family

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Feast of Saint Volusian of Tours

Good morning. We all act based upon the beliefs that we have. If we believe that we can then we will. If we believe that something isn’t possible or if we believe it is out of our reach then it isn’t possible and it is out of our reach. If you believe life is only about now, then you’ve pretty well completed your journey. In today’s first reading we revisit the story of David and Goliath. David was told that he couldn’t take on the giant Philistine Goliath. Saul told David “You can’t do it!” David didn’t listen to Saul and the others. He knew with God’s help that nothing was impossible and he was victorious. It is told that our Saint for today, Saint Volusian of Tours was married to a hateful, spiteful woman but Volusian knew with God’s help he could endure it. His life as well as that of so many saints offers to us a wonderful example of how our faith gives us the strength we need to see our way through whatever trials life sends us. We all face many giants in our lives. There are numerous things we consider beyond our capacity to endure yet if we believe we can we will. There is a saying attributed to Henry Ford, “Whether You Think You Can or Can't, You're Right.” There are no Giants we cannot defeat with the help of God. Too often couples in what they view to be a hopeless marriage assume they have no choice but to either “Get out of Dodge” or live miserably ever after. This is just not true. The majority of marital troubles are solvable. You are the one who'll decide where to take your marriage. You can make a difference. You can do it. Make a great day!

Today we recall the good life, gifts, and works of Saint Volusian of Tours.

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