Ramon Llull was a man gifted with extraordinary intellectual and artistic gifts. After a spiritual experience brought him to give these gifts in service of preaching the gospel to the Muslims, Ramon proved to be a formidable missionary. His intellectual gifts and his desire to be on the missionary field made him like Paul, a flesh-and-blood scholar. Ramon was a hardy 80 year old missionary when he was martyred. While we would not agree with how he came to faith or all that he taught, he is undoubtedly a great example of someone who gave everything he had and was to God.

To Thee, Lord God, do I now offer myself and my wife and my children and all that I possess; and since I approach Thee humbly with this gift and sacrifice, may it please Thee to condescend to accept all what I give and offer up now for Thee, that I and my wife and my children may be Thy humble slaves…

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