Saint Paul’s letter to the Philippians

“He wants to reach past death for the joy of eternal life with God, but he dearly loves the people of his churches, and he moans that his heart is torn in two: he wants to die, but he wants to live for the good of the churches…”

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The prophet Sophonias (aka. Zephaniah)

“Sophonias is very much a Saint of Advent. A purification of the people is to be had, he says, and this remnant that is so often mentioned are those people who had placed their trust in God and not fallen into idolatry; they would survive the great tragedy to come.”

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