St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of Jesuits was fractured his leg while fighting in the battle. He was recuperating in the hospital for long time, and there were no books of his interest to read in the room. He found only the holy bible and book on life of saints in the prison. He read those books deeply. His consciousness was touched and began to follow Christ after reading the Holy Bible and the life of saints. Most of the saints were moved by particular gospel message, “Go and sell what you have and give it to the poor, and follow me” (Mark 10:21) and “Learn of me for I am meek and humble of heart” (Mathew 11:29).
The particular about mentioned verses stayed close to heart of St. Ignatius Loyola. Through these holy verses and the strong faith towards Christ helped the saint to control quick temper and continue to heal the sick.
Many priests and bishops and even Pope followed Christ listening to these beautiful and meaningful words.
You are not yourself because you are God
You are not yourself because you are his servant and the ministers of Christ
You are not of your own because you are the spouse of the Church
You are not yourself because you are the mediator between God and Man
You are not from yourself because you are nothing
What then, you are nothing and everything
Oh priest take care lest what was said you “He saved others, himself he cannot save”
St. Boniface, the arch Bishop, and the Martyr, and the apostle of German advice as “to follow Christ and to follow the way of the Cross, and read the Gospel in the Lenten season.
So dear friends in Christ, Let us be humble, meek, and commit ourselves to read his holy words and prepare ourselves to participate in our Lord Jesus Christ’s suffering.
Let the Love of Lord be with you all and bless you and strengthen you,
Arockiam Irudhayam Pillai.