Sunday, November 1, 2009

All Saints Day

"Worshop before the throne of God"

Here's one of the best quotations about saints I have ever, ever, ever come across:
Christ bears with the saints' imperfections; well may the saints one with another.
Let us each this All Saints Day commit ourselves to bearing with one another's imperfections. If we all did this one thing, earth would be a paradise again.

Ha! And before I move on for today, let me leave you with this one for your reflection:
Many people genuinely do not want to be saints, and it is probable that some who achieve or aspire to sainthood have never felt much temptation to be human beings.
(By the way, the image above was found in The Bamberg Apocalypse, an 11th Century manuscript. The illuminations in it are simply stunning and you can see more of them right here.)

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