Friday, November 15, 2013

St. Albert the Great

Today we celebrate St. Albert the Great, scientist, theologian, philosopher, Dominican and brother extraordinaire.  He was definitely one of the early founders who helped make the Order of Preachers the force that it is today.

As we reflected on Albert today, we considered what were the qualities that made him the Great and who do we know in our lives today that we would call Great. Greatness is certainly not something that one strives for but rather something that is bestowed because of who one is and who one allows themselves to become. 

So I would invite you this week to look at those in your life today. Who would you name the Great? and why? When you look in the mirror do you see someone great? If not, why not? Aren't we all made in the image and likeness of God who is the greatest of all? This week, let's celebrate our greatness!!

1 comment:

  1. Anne, you are so right about greatness. We are made in God's image and each of us has a contribution to make to the whole reign of God. We need to live up to our call!