Saint Landericus (d.661)
for June 10
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Saint Landericus has much to say to us today. We are constantly arguing about the degree to which, if any, we are obligated to provide for the poor and disadvantaged. We sometimes forget that we follow a messiah who was willing to give not only all of his money to the needy, but also his life. Think of the debates fiercely waged in society about how to help the poor. How generous do you think we, as Christians, are called to be? What would Saint Landericus have said to someone making an argument that we should withhold money from programs and organizations that actively help the poor?
Dear Jesus, please help both myself and my society see the poor and disadvantaged as you see them.