12.1.20 | Experiencing the Saints
Saints walk among us. We don’t see them because our eyes aren’t open to them. We don’t hear them, because our ears are closed. We don’t experience them because we don’t have the experience to understand.
But once you see, you can’t unsee. Once you have heard, you can’t unhear. Once you have experienced, you can’t unexperience.
Saints walk among us. They are the everyday person: the cashier at Home Goods. The neighbor. The stay at home mom. The family member. The hospital worker. The friend you’ve yet to meet.
Saints shake the world and move mountains. Not ostenstatiously. But with simple acts and words of kindness. With kindness comes generosity, compassion, and sacrifice.
You see, real, raw love takes giving up something to extend an even greater something to someone else.
The witnessing words from a cashier. The meal from a neighbor. The empathy from the mom. The travel from a family member. The care from the hospital worker. The text from a new friend.
This journey has opened my eyes to the expansive ability of humans to love deeply from the great source of ultimate Love. It feels like I’m meeting Jesus over and over again. In a saint encounter, Jesus is there — even if he’s not explicitly talked about.
Saints walk among us. If you’re reading this, you are a saint. You are an inspiration, a celebration. Without public hoopla for your sacrificial actions, what you do is even more laudible because it’s done in private. Thank you for walking with me. I see you and I know Love sees you walking among us all.