People are Saints too, or is it Saints are people too?
And when the Saints come marching in - I want to be in that number
Real People have Real Problems
Saints are people too. I don’t much care for the whole notion of a Catholic church deciding who is a saint and who is not. Somehow inside me that built up a blockage. I did not hold the Saints in high regard and felt rituals in their honor were trivial. But today I was reading some homilies by a bilingual Friar out of Texas. (note that Mexican Catholics revere Saints quite loudly and seriously)
He wrote of 3 Saints; Augustine, Assisi and Theresa. But he spoke of them in very human terms as though he personally knew them. He recognized some of their problems and he spoke of their internal struggle to overcome. Of course he included Job’s lament as reference.
So today, I start to try and learn a little more about the Saints, clearly each has a lesson that would be well to learn.
But most importantly I will strive hard to look for the saint in all of the people I know or meet. Perhaps there is much beauty that I have been missing by blocking my obligation to view all people as saints. I have never met a man that I could not find something to like about.
I have a man working on the plumbing of my house today. I do not like how much he charges. I do not like all the noise and interruption he causes. I do not like the mess he is creating. But I just have to accept that he is a saint just like any of us. He is doing a good job and thanked me for the work and the soda. So today maybe I made some progress on the whole saint deal.
Now it is time to start acting like a saint - easier said than done.
A Rose by any other name is still a rose
Some say music, is simply saints talking
I hope you have time to do some saintly acts today, I know it is in you.