Sunday, March 15, 2009

For All The Saints...

This week, we celebrate the lives of two Saints: St. Patrick & St. Joseph. If you haven't already, mark your calendars. St. Pat's is Tuesday, the 17th, and St. Joseph's is Thursday, the 19th. Greeting cards for both are available at your local CVS. If the number of cards available for each is an indicator of relative significance, then St. Patrick is clearly the winner here. I counted barely a half-dozen for St. Joe.

But what of the Saints among us? Those self-less, seldom recognized individuals that dot our life's landscape and perform mini-miracles, or inspire us to go on despite challenges - physical, mental, or spiritual.

I want to highlight two such individuals today. These women are both well educated, and some might say, well off. Yet each has "taken up their cross" to bring Hope and insight through their writings and ministry. Click here for a recent Sermon by Rev. Ann Richards of St. Marks Episcopal in New Canaan. For some inspirational personal stories by Author Kathryn Slattery click here.

Each of us has the potential for Sainthood. Each of us has a personal cross to bear. Many have more than one. But in the words of noted Theologian, Paul Tillich, "the saint is a saint not because (s)he is good, but because (s)he is transparent for something that is larger than (s)he is"

Until next post, continue to believe, achieve, receive. SDG - JBHIV

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