11/1/12

A midday prayer: THURSDAY - All Saints Day



Today is All Saints Day,
   a day to remember all those faithful men and women
      who don't have their own day on the church calendar
         but who are with God in heaven...

Who are the saints?

Saints are simply people who pay attention,
   who pay attention to the presence of God in their hearts
      and God's presence in the lives of others
         at home, at school, at work, in the neighborhood,
            and all around the world - especially the poor and vulnerable...
Saints are people who pay attention to being honest and faithful,
   fair and just, loyal and trustworthy, pure and compassionate...
Saints are people who pay attention to their own weakenesses,
   make amends for their sins and forgive others... 
Saints are people who pay attention to the consequences
   of their habits, choices, decisions, spending and politics...
Saints are people who pay attention to the needs of others
   before taking care of their own...
Saint are people who know the difference between paying attention
   and not paying attention...
Saints are people who pay attention even when no one else does...

Lord, help me pay attention:
   help me be a saint today...





   
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