October 17 - Saint Hosea - A Saint For Troubled Marriages
|Prophet and Saint Hosea Taking Back His Wife, Gomer|
From: The Children's Bible in 365 Stories
A Demonstration of God's Forgiveness
St. Hosea's marriage troubles offer a wonderful parallel to God's love for His children. God wants to forgive us of all our wrongdoings, just as he wanted Hosea to forgive his wife for her unfaithfulness.
Chapter 3 of Hosea (only 5 verses) nicely summarizes this comparison.
A Saint Hosea Meditation:
God is like a verdant cypress tree.*
From Him fruit will be found for you.
~ Hosea 14:9c
*Verdant Cypress Trees are symbols of lasting lives.
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|St. Hosea in 2004 Martyrologium Romanum|
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