Heroic. Challenger. Names like Larry, Laurence, and Lawrence are synonymous in derivation. Stemming from the Laurus nobilis: a robust, hardy tree. Its leaves made into wreaths and used to symbolize triumph over circumstance.
The first, most-noted name bearer was a prolific Deacon. A servant of charity. Responsible for the wealth of the church and its distribution. Known for his wisdom.
At a pivotal point in the Deacon’s ministry, Roman authorities sought to oppress the church and increase their own treasury. A demand was made to hand over all goods belonging to the church. He convinced them to wait 3–days.
Rather than gathering the wealth for the Roman empire, goods were given to those in need. After 3–days, he came before the Imperial court and stood in bold defiance. Declaring! The poor and deprived… were the greatest treasures.