We tend to think of saints as those who have performed heroic acts of great faithfulness for the Church. But Paul considered that all believers are saints, and the Communion of Saints says that all persons, living and dead, are part of this great family of God.
This is a week to consider who has served as a saint for you; who has expressed Christ’s presence in their lives and passed on that influence to you?
Listen to a conversation with the Rev. Patricia Riggins, read a reflection by Marjorie George, and consider some questions for your own reflection.
Find this week’s edition of the fall diocesan study “With hearts enlightened” here. Scroll down to Week 5.
The controlled fire-burn was over, and the team who had lit torches and monitored it all morning went later that night to inspect the property. It looked like total devastation, until Liz Manning saw the tree. “It was smoldering but not on fire,” she reports. “And it was beautiful.”
What if we could look at all things in God’s world, including all of God’s children, with open hearts and eyes that see beyond what they see.
Read the story and listen to a conversation with Liz Manning as part of our fall diocesan Bible study.