Saints and saints!

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How amazing that the Church has just canonised two men who were each great and saintly characters and how very interesting that they were so very different!  However, it is not only John  XXIII or John Paul II who captures my imagination right now. I find myself thinking of the women, men and children beyond number who are “saints” of the quiet type. They may never be known outside their own context and never receive public acclaim and yet they are just as saintly as those officially identified as such.  Today I want to give thanks for all those who do their best to bring a little more love into this world of ours…Thank you to the kind, the gentle, the thoughtful.  Thank you to peacemakers and to those who work for justice.  Thank you to those who tend to nature and who work to keep our world beautiful and fruitful.  Thank you to good neighbours, friends and relatives.  Thank you to those who pray and reflect, to those who dance and sing, to those who stop and smile..Thank you to all those of good heart and good will.  How good to know that our world is full of saints and will continue to be so…Look around and be glad of heart – there are saints all around you and you may well be one yourself!

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One Response to “Saints and saints!”

  1. Geralyn Says:

    Reblogged this on Keeping Company.

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