July 27 - Saint Pantaleon

 

He was a renowned doctor in the court of the Roman emperor, Maximian, during the 4th century. He was a Christian but allowed himself to be influenced by people of the court and lost his faith. A priest, sadden by this behavior, advised Pantaleon with kindness and he repented, abandoned the court, and donated his medical skills to the poor free of charge. Pantaleon was martyred during the persecution of Diocletian.

Am I influenced by people who are not in agreement with my values? Do I abandon my convictions easily so I can fit in with a certain group?
 

 

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