While the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox branches of Christianity, venerate saints of yore, here at Park church I see living saints.
They are not famous. They are not necessarily known. They do not toot their own horn. They just keep on doing good, day after day, month after month, year after year.
They visit the sick. They feed the hungry. They teach love in word and deed. The fruit of the Spirit, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control is evident in them.
They do not float on air. Their lives are not free from problems. They have their twists and struggles. But that is what saintliness is like in this real world.
Saints may not even know that they are saints. “When did we see you hungry and give you food?” they may well ask. Or knowing their own foibles, they do not see themselves as saints.
May God open our eyes to see the Saints around us!
The church lives!