Saint Thomas Aquinas
Thomas Aquinas lived in the 13th century and is perhaps the most influential thinker in the Christian Church. He was called "Dumb Ox" by his teachers as a young boy, but the truth was that Thomas’ mind simply operated on a whole different level! Today, many view Thomas as a man who stands alongside the giants of philosophy, including Plato and Aristotle. Yet, in his final hours, even with all he had written, Aquinas said that the wonders of God made his writings as valuable as "straw."