Like on Saturday, I am late. I am a bit of a lazy blogger lately!
Today is the feast day of St. Josaphat, but I am focused on the patron of November 11, which is the actual Veterans Day saint. Interestingly enough, it is Saint Martin of Tours. I cut and pasted this text from the site at the American Catholic link. It says it all better than I ever could, and I urge you to go over there and read the whole thing.
Saint Martin, pray for us!
Martin’s worry about cooperation with evil reminds us that almost nothing is either all black or all white. The saints are not creatures of another world: They face the same perplexing decisions that we do. Any decision of conscience always involves some risk. If we choose to go north, we may never know what would have happened had we gone east, west or south. A hypercautious withdrawal from all perplexing situations is not the virtue of prudence; it is, in fact, a bad decision, for “not to decide is to decide.”
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