Memorial of Saints Andrew Kim Tae-gon, priest, and Paul Chong Ha-sang, and Companions, martyrs
What you sow is not brought to life unless it dies. (I Corinthians 15:36)
Master of the harvest, inspired by the Korean Martyrs, how might I who so often hear the word, embrace it anew with a generous and good heart, and bear fruit through perseverance?
Their generosity flowed from knowledge of the mysteries of the Kingdom; we too are called to be seeds of Your word. That we will die is certain; how we live in Your love will inform how we die. Like the 103 martyrs of Korea, may I know the image of Your divine generosity by looking and seeing, hearing and understanding the life we are called to know and share, more than but a single grain.
Martyrs of Korea, pray for us.