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On March 3: What Color Is A Martyr's Blood?

God has fine choices.

Mere human words are not enough to describe the beauty of his creations, and that is why humans glory in hard labor (Eliot about writing), like art to express how beautiful God's creations are.

Colors of the rainbow, the types of rain, the shifting phases of the moon and man (the beloved of God) glow in different shades of God's fine art. Man's races and tribes show different colors of skin: black, brown, white, or mullato, among others.

God, in his awe, find ways to manifest his concern and love for us, mortals. Therefore, in this grace of understanding comes special and ordinary ways, or in the holiest of man's holy hours of communion in prayer, his heart, his soul, every beat of plasma and platelet, are revealed man's real shade and color.

What color is a martyr's blood?

How does man, seriously flawed in some ways, achieve secular sainthood?

In one essay of Alden Whitman (journalist /chief obituary writer) about Schweitzer, the author…