A Must Read

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Treasure in Clay: The Autobiography of Fulton J. Sheen. Read it. It's a page turner. I'm serious.

I've always been a lover of Fulton Sheen's writings. The World's First Love: Mary, Mother of God is probably one of my all-time favorite books. 

If you haven't heard the news, Fulton Sheen has been elevated to the status of Venerable, a step closer to official Sainthood. One of the miracles attributed to Sheen's case for sainthood is this story about little James Fulton. Read it, it's an amazing story. 

Someday I hope to give one of my sons the middle name Fulton. Did you know Fulton's given baptismal name was actually Peter? He started going by Fulton when he started school. Then he took the confirmation name John, thus Fulton J. Sheen. So hopefully one day, we will have a little Peter Fulton or John Fulton in honor of this great man who has steered so many towards holiness. 

On the first page, he writes:
"When the record of any human life is set down, there are three pairs of eyes who see it in a different light. There is the life as 
1) I see it.
2) Others see it.
3) God sees it.
Let it be said here at the beginning that this is not my real autobiography. That was written twenty-one centuries ago, published and placarded in three languages and made available to everyone in Western Civilization...The ink used was the blood, the parchment was skin, the pen was a spear. "

Venerable Fulton Sheen, pray for us.

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