God's Beatitude People
The Greek word for saints is agioß pronounced hagios and means "set apart for a particular purpose, consecrated, holy." On this day, All Saints Day, in the church year, we remember those men and women who have been remembered through the centuries for having been set apart for the purpose of being Christ's body in the world. We thank God for their lives, and then tomorrow on All Souls Day we will give thanks for the ordinary, holy lives of believers of every age...you and me. *
Who comes to mind as a Saint with a capital S? Peter and Paul, Patrick and Frances...but there are so many others. And why do we remember them? They are not movie stars or rock stars, not celebrities. In fact sometimes, we don't know much about them. But somewhere along their journey they did something that made a marked difference to the people around them. As Kenneth Kirk and James Clarke said in their book The Vision of God, "The path of purity, humility and self-sacrifice is only possible to those who can forget themselves and disinfect themselves from egoism. Self-forgetfulness or self-sacrifice is the hallmark of saints."
On Sunday our Digital Disciples group will be discussing Saints using the Reverend Canon Susanna Gunner's Mapping series, this one on Mapping Remembrance, All Saints Part 1. Please join us if you are interested using the zoom link below. Class begins at 8:45 and ends at 9:45.
Join us to remember and revere God's Beatitude People...who from their labors rest.
* Mapping Remembrance , All Saints Part 1, by Susanna Gunner
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