Lawyers and Saints!

Galatians 5:14
For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

What’s the difference between a lawyer and a saint?  A lawyer spins the 10 Commandments out till they are as vast and impenetrable as the United States legal code.  A saint takes the whole of the law and boils it down to one command.  Of course, some lawyers are saints, such as St. Thomas More.  But he got to be that way by devoting himself to the one command of God, not the zillion words of human cleverness.  Today, seek holy simplicity and love.

Mark Shea


Mark P. Shea is a popular Catholic writer and speaker. The author of numerous books, his most recent work is The Work of Mercy (Servant) and The Heart of Catholic Prayer (Our Sunday Visitor). Mark contributes numerous articles to many magazines, including his popular column “Connecting the Dots” for the National Catholic Register. Mark is known nationally for his one minute “Words of Encouragement” on Catholic radio. He also maintains the Catholic and Enjoying It blog and regularly blogs for National Catholic Register. He lives in Washington state with his wife, Janet, and their four sons.

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