“I know I shall die, and I shall die on time. Therefore, I must make the most of the moments between here and there. And the way I can make most of these moments is to live them in terms of that which I know to be absolutely true and unchanging. I will not be swayed from this conviction though my moments be short, though my moments be long.” St. Boniface
Boniface – fruit of Columba’s ministry to the Scots – Cut down the pagan oak of Thor – and brought the gospel to the Germanic tribes.
He said “I yearn to go forth where the dangers are, not because I particular enjoy those dangers, but because I know it is there that the battle rages for the soul of men and nations. God set me before the front lines. Let me not end my days in comfort and complacency.”