New York, St. Margaret, 31st July 2007
It’s amazing how much one human being can do!
Saint Ignatius Loyola was just one person. But if we think about the history of the Church, and especially of the Jesuits, if we think about hundreds thousands of people who decided to live as Saint Ignatius, we can shout out: It’s amazing how much one human being can do!
Usually we say: „I can’t do anything. I’m alone. The majority has a different opinion”. Usually we believe in democracy and a power of the people as a community.
But when I think about prophet Elisha who was one true prophet against of 450 false prophets of Baal and 400 prophets of Ashera and he won… He was right… If we think about saint Francis of Assisi, Padre Pio, about the great popes as John Paul II or about great people from the civil history as Mahatma Gandhi or Nelson Mandela, we begin to believe that one human being can do much more than the common people think.
Let us pray to saint Ignatius that we never stop to believe in the force of the individual.