Archive for December, 2009
I realized that none of us are meant to be Therese of Lisieux or Pope John XXIII or Thomas More. We’re meant to be ourselves, and meant to allow God to work in and through our individuality, our own humanity. As St. Thomas Aquinas said, ‘Grace builds on nature.’
– James Martin
My Life with the Saints
While they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
– Luke 2: 6-7
The angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, ‘Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid.’
– Matthew 1:20
First and foremost I’d like to thank God. I am so blessed and without Him I wouldn’t have been able to accomplish this. I’d like to thank my family. My mother and my grandparents are sitting right there. My father has had a great influence on my life and I love him to death.
– Mark Ingram
2009 Heisman Trophy Winner
Leaders who have had great impact on society have called people to be part of the history of their times.