St. Thomas More & Religious Freedom
St. Thomas More. St. Thomas was imprisoned and beheaded by King Henry VIII for opposing his unlawful marriage to Anne Boleyn. St. Thomas gave his life for the cause of religious freedom. As part of the fortnight for religious freedom I thought that it would be appropriate to include this part of the letter which St. Thomas wrote to his daughter, Margaret while imprisoned:
To read the rest of the letter click here."And finally, Margaret, I know this well: that without my fault he will not let me be lost. I shall, therefore, with good hope commit myself wholly to him. And if he permits me to perish for my faults, then I shall serve as praise for his justice. But in good faith, Meg, I trust that his tender pity shall keep my poor soul safe and make me commend his mercy And, therefore, my own good daughter, do not let you mind be troubled over anything that shall happen to me in this world. Nothing can come but what God wills. And I am very sure that whatever that be, however bad it may seem, it shall indeed be the best."