The Philippines was buffeted by Typhoon Pedring
(international name Nesat)
leaving a lot of devastation in its wake.
My desk today looks like it was
affected by the storm,
but that is mere rumor.
I was not able to do anything on my desk yesterday
as we did not have electricity and my craft room was so dark
and gloomy due to the rain clouds.
our first Filipino saint,
and I chose to draw him on my journal.
Poor San Lorenzo,
he is beset by bags under his eyes!
But that is the least of his problems!
San Lorenzo was martyred for his faith.
He was asked: "If we let you live,
will you renounce your faith?"
And Saint Lorenzo Ruiz answered:
"That I shall never do because I am a Christian
and I shall die for God,
and for Him I will give many thousands of lives
if I had them.
And so do with me as you please."
He and his companions in Japan
were tortured, hung by their feet and
submerged in water,
needles pressed between their fingernails,
He died professing His love for God.
I pray that none of us will be tested like that,
but that in our daily lives,
we may find the strength and courage to follow God,
to be His disciples.
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