This week we celebrate All Saints Day. We particularly hold up our brothers and sisters in Christ who have passed in the last year: Bob Magoon, Irving McKinstry, and Myrna Whaples, as well as many friends and family members .
But we also remember that with everything that comes from God, we are called to look forward with hope, faith, and love, empowered by the examples of the saints who are our blessed heritage.
To Sing of the Saints
To sing of the saints
is to sing a new song
remembering that which is coming
with gravity, not nostalgia
but full, nevertheless
full of hope and strength
a heritage built on the future
the coming, not the gone
standing on the shoulders of the
gnarled and worked and needing rest
on hope, faith, and love