Saint James Intercisus was a Persian who lived in the fifth century. He was a great favorite of King Yezdigerd I. When this king began to persecute Christians, James did not have the courage to confess his faith. He was afraid of losing the king’s friendship. So he gave up his faith or at least pretended to. James’ wife and mother were broken-hearted. When the king died, they wrote a strong letter to him to change his ways. This letter had its effect on James. He had been a coward, but at heart, he was still good. Now he began to stay away from court. He blamed himself openly for having given up his faith.
Fr. Rick’s Two-Minute Homily for Thursday, 1st Week in Advent, December 7, 2023, Matthew 7:21, 24-27 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/120723.cfm NEVER SATISFIED. That is Tom Brady, the quarterback