WE NEED SAINTS
DAY 305 OF 365 IN 2021
The first of November is ‘All Saints Day’, a day that commemorates the men and women who in many ways, lived lives worthy of the message of the Gospel. Snippets of an old speech from some years ago came to mind and in this century, a reminder of what Sainthood involves is warranted. Do take a minute then to reflect on these words and it’s applicability in your life:
“We need saints without cassocks, without veils – we need saints with jeans and tennis shoes. We need saints that go to the movies that listen to music, that hang out with their friends.
We need saints that place God in first place ahead of succeeding in any career. We need saints that look for time to pray every day and who know how to be in love with purity, chastity and all good things. We need saints – saints for the 21st century with a spirituality appropriate to our new time.
We need saints that have a commitment to helping the poor and to make the needed social change. We need saints to live in the world, to sanctify the world and to not be afraid of living in the world by their presence in it.
We need saints that are open sociable normal happy companions. we need saints who are in this world and who know how to enjoy the best in this world without being callous or mundane. We need saints.”
Beloved, Saints are like us, they are like each of us, they are people who before reaching the glory of heaven lived a normal life, with joys and griefs, struggles and hopes” (Pope Francis). They were ordinary people who were unafraid to align themselves with God to live extraordinary lives.
We are all called to be Saints, but how do we respond?