October 12, 2013

St. Francis Borgia

Words of the Emperor to St. Francis Borgia:

The number of those who will envy you will be greater than those who will imitate you, since it is easy to admire beautiful examples, but difficult to follow them. 

Now there is a goal! To be such a good and beautiful example so as to make people envious of said example!


  1. Paul says in First Corinthians 11, verse 1 "Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ."
    Wouldn't it be great if we could live our lives so Christ could shine through, and show clearly in our lives in every way, instead of all our faults? That is my goal, to focus on Christ, to learn more about Him, and focus less on me.

  2. I believe that was the point, that he was such a shining example of what it is to be Christ-like. That would be something (I don't know about) to be able to say "Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ."