Philosopher, apologist and martyr, Saint Justin tells us that his study of philosophy led him to faith in Christ. The study of Scripture and the conviction of the early Christian martyrs led Justin from the darkness of human reason to the light of faith. His rock-solid faith became the impetus and example for Christian generations to come. Before his martyrdom Justin was asked by the Roman prefect, "Do you think that by dying you will enter heaven and be rewarded by God?" Justin answered, "I do not think. I know."
May Justin be a model for us who profess the same faith and hope for the same reward.
Meditation by Father Emmanuel.