“A single act of love makes the soul return to life.” (St. Maximilian Kolbe)
A choice he made early in life may have made Maximilian Kolbe’s choice near the end easier. He was only twelve when the Blessed Virgin asked him to select between a white crown for purity and a red crown for martyrdom. He said he wanted both. We face choices every day. While they may not result in the immediate prospect of physical death, saying no to God and his people endangers our spiritual future. Maximilian’s example reminds us that eternal life is the one that truly matters. Say yes to something today that will cost you time and perhaps some ego, but which you know God desires.
– from Brotherhood of Saints: Daily Guidance and Inspiration, by Melanie Rigney