O Lord, you have searched me and You know me.
On This Date…
In his Confessions, published in 397, Augustine writes:
Our hearts are restless, Lord, and they will never rest until they rest in You.
On August 28, 1784, Father Junípero Serra died in Carmel, California at age 69.
In 1931, a statue of Father Serra (left), sculpted by Ettore Cadorin, was placed in Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C.
On August 28, 1963, fifty years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to a multi-racial audience in Washington, D.C. Many wept openly as Dr. King spoke of a time when the evils of prejudice and segregation would vanish.
The works of Saint Augustine, Father Serra, and Dr. King remind us that we are each called to serve one another, and in turn, serve God. These three individuals inspire us all to say today’s Mass psalm, “O Lord, you have searched me and You know me.”
– Father McLaughlin