The greatest legacy you can leave the children in your life, and their children’s children, is the faith passed along to you. Your great-granddaughters, all curled up in a cozy corner, will not be enchanted with your old catechism book even if it has your name written in it. They will be touched by stories from your life and treasure the grace notes there. You are a Christian! That message will shine through your stories.
This message is adapted from “The Greatest Legacy” written by Marj Leegard in the January/February 1998 issue of Lutheran Woman Today (now Gather) magazine. Today we remember Martin de Porres, renewer of society, who died in 1639.