St. Maximilian Kolbe. His death was a direct result of standing up and taking the place of someone who was scared and afraid when he was chosen for death. He began to cry out "why me?" and because of this, St. Kolbe offered to take the mans place. Because of the time and the place of this situation...and internment camp during World War II, it wasn't fair that any of these people were put to death. It wasn't fair that St. Kolbe had to stand up and give his life so that someone else might be saved, but then again.....life isn't always fair. Perhaps we should remember that it wasn't fair either....that Jesus had to suffer and die a horrible, torturous death so that we could be saved. Nor is it fair that even after making such a sacrifice there are those who still choose to blaspheme Him, disrespect Him and most of all deny Him. I guess what I am trying to say here is......get used to it....life is not always fair in our eyes and God never promised us fair or easy in this life.....only in the next. Words I will try to remember the next time I have a bit of a pity-me moment.
And a side note....yesterday I was so busy with me, I forgot to mention that it was the birthday of a very special lady. Yesterday was Ruth Poteete's birthday and this was the first year she got to spend it in heaven. Ruth I thought of you often yesterday....as I do many days and I have no doubt that your day was truly blessed. Happy Birthday dear lady. You are greatly missed!