When I hear Saint Peter Chrysologus’ nickname, “Golden-Worded”, my mind automatically transports me back to the 1995 James Bond film, GoldenEye, which starred Pierce Brosnan as the famous MI6 agent. The reason why this image comes to mind is because I think of Saint Peter as the preaching James Bond of his time.
Where James Bond is eloquent in his appearance and demeanor; Saint Peter Chrysologus is eloquent in his simple words that sounded like gold. Bond had a license to kill; Chrysologus had a license to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to save souls. Both men were fighters, but in different ways – Bond fought with his strength and his trusty Walther PPK while Saint Peter used in his wit and prose of gold to combat the heresies of the time and to win converts for Jesus Christ.
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