Who are the saints? Rather than being perfect Christians, saints are people who have been made whole by the grace of God, through baptism into Christ. The communion of saints is a diverse array of witnesses who remind us of God’s continuing faithfulness, past, present, and future. Rich and poor, satisfied and hungry, joyful and sorrowful, the saints of God seek to follow Christ in faithful discipleship in every age.
As choices are made in this election season, may we remember the choices we are called to make each day as the redeemed saints of God living in this present day.
Reflecting on Galatians 5:22:
Let us choose love, affirming that no occasion justifies hatred.
Let us choose joy, refusing the temptation to be cynical.
Let us choose peace, seeking to forgive others as we have been forgiven.
Let us choose patience, trusting that in everything God works for good.
Let us choose kindness, speaking grace into every moment.
Let us choose generosity, giving ourselves away for the sake of others.
Let us choose faithfulness, remaining loyal to our values as children of God.
Let us choose gentleness, claiming the virtue of humility which Jesus taught.
Let us choose self-control, introducing calm into chaos, and faith into fear.
Blessings, Pastor Mark, Pastor Shelly and the Staff of Our Savior