Monday, May 21, 2007

Constantine and Helena (May 21)

Constantine was the first Christian emperor of the Roman Empire. He is commemorated today as a Christian ruler, the kind of ruler for which Luther encourages us to pray in the Small Catechism (Lord's Prayer, Fourth Petition). Also, we remember today his mother Helena, who was a pious and devout woman...the kind of mother for which we give thanks and ask God to give all children. Who knows, maybe the children of pious mothers will be...well, not emperor...but faithful rulers one day because of the care and prayers of their mothers.

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