So let us all strive to leave a mark in the church. As disciples of Christ, we are called to leave a mark on the world – to change how the world thinks and acts. This is possible if we ourselves are committed to leaving a mark of discipleship!
As the Roman Emperor Augustus said, “I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.” Of course he was talking about his many achievements in Rome, but I can relate to this quote in a completely different way. What started as a vacation to see a close friend, turned into an amazing experience that showed me the power of the universal Church!