Ordinary Time, 2nd Sunday (A) I paid a visit Mission San Luis in Tallahassee. It tells the story of missionaries and martyrs at the dawn of European contact with what is now the United States. I was amazed by their willingness to die for Christ. That night I watched old Seinfeld episodes and wondered: Is your life a show about nothing, or a life lived with purpose?

You will not begin to truly live until you have found something, or someone, worth dying for. St. John the Baptist exists to point to Christ. St. Paul has realized that Jesus is the point of his life. He now spends his life pointing others to Christ. Your life will feel pointless if it isn't pointing to Jesus.

Going Deeper: Read more about the Martyrs of La Florida Missions. What strikes you as you read their stories?

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