Reflection: Remember how the first Christians, most of them simple and humble people, suffering the most cruel persecutions, were successful in spreading Christ's message to all parts of the empire. Their only weapons were prayer, the Gospel, and the Cross.
Prayer O Lord, the First Martyrs of Rome were not rich or wise, but You filled them with Your riches, Your wisdom. Fill me, too with Your gifts, for without You I can do nothing.
From: Minute Meditations from the Popes (Catholic Book Publishing Corp., New York)