Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Frederick Buechner on All Saints' Day

Tomorrow, Nov. 1, 2012, All Saints' Day - a time to remember; Buechner, in his inimitable fashion, says it well:

"On All Saints' Day, it is not just the saints of the church that we should remember in our prayers, but all the foolish ones and wise ones, the shy ones and overbearing ones, the broken ones and the whole ones, the despots and tosspots and crackpots of our lives, who, one way or another, have been our particular fathers and mothers and saints, and whom we loved without knowing we loved them and by whom we were helped to whatever little we have, or ever hope to have, of some kind of seedy sainthood of our own." 

Oct. 30 devotional reading, Listening to Your Life, p.290 - excerpted from The Sacred Journey.

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