Real love, the love Jesus calls each one of us to, is shown through a daily commitment to serve each other, to give even when it seems we’re the only one giving. We see in the lives of the saints many examples of self giving love. This is clearly seen in the life of Saint Oswald whose life we honor today. We see in his life a witness to the call to be like servants to each other, he died washing the feet of a poor man.
It is of interest that Saint Oswald is the Patron Saint of the home parish of Pope Benedict XVI. On the evening of the 16th of April 1927 in the parish church of St. Oswald, Joseph Ratzinger was baptized into the faith he now leads. As for each of us, through this outward sign called baptism we are called to love and give of ourselves, and in the sacrament of marriage we are called to love and give of ourselves in a very special way. Let us renew that commitment to give of ourselves today. Make a great day
Today we recall the good life, gifts, and work of Saint Oswald.