“Turn Me Over. I’m Done On This Side!” Says A Man Condemned To The Flames

10 08 2013

Lawrence was a deacon in charge of giving help to the poor and the needy. On Aug. 10, 354, a persecution broke out and the Prefect of Rome, a greedy pagan, thought the Church had a great fortune hidden away. So he ordered Lawrence to bring the Church’s treasure to him. Lawrence said he would, in three days. Then he went through the city and gathered together all the poor and sick people supported by the Church. When he showed them to the Prefect, he said: “This is the Church’s treasure!”

In great anger, the Prefect condemned Lawrence to a slow, cruel death. They tied him on top of an iron grill over a slow fire that roasted his flesh little by little, but Lawrence was burning with so much love of God that he almost did not feel the flames. In fact, God gave him so much strength and joy that he even joked. “Turn me over,” he said to the judge. “I’m done on this side!” And just before he died, he said, “It’s cooked enough now.” Then he prayed that the city of Rome might be converted to Jesus and that Faith might spread all over the world. After that, he died and went to heaven to receive his reward of Everlasting life.



5 responses

13 08 2013
Idris Mohammed

Hmmm truth will always set us free

13 08 2013

Yes, Idris Mohammed, only truth can set us free

13 08 2013
Peter Targett

St lawerence true rebel as well There was a band of British Archers named after him they wore Mulberry and Sky Blue nasty bunch like the SAS of toda

13 08 2013

Is that right? Thanks for that scoop,+Peter Targett is will check them out

13 08 2013
Peter Targett

+Chinwuba Iyizoba yeah i learnt that years ago from an old guy called ‘HARRY’ he was involved with one of those re-enactment societies The Sealed Knot etc and it was his passion to get a bunch of guys together in their honor..with a Gridiron Portculis as their Badge of honor..i cant remember been a long time since anybody mention St Lawerence but i heard the story of the Archer.

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