Are You a Saint?

We recently celebrated All Saints’ Day. Saints are people who are sanctified, or made holy by the love of God. Saints are not perfect, they are human like the rest of us. We can aspire to being saints. In fact, we do this every Sunday. Here is the prayer we say at the conclusion of the Eucharist (2019 version):

Almighty and everliving God, we thank you for feeding us, in these holy mysteries, with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; and for assuring us, through this Sacrament, of your favor and goodness towards us; that we are true members of the mystical body of your Son, the blessed company of all faithful people; and are also heirs, through hope, of your everlasting kingdom. And we humbly as you, heavenly Father, to assist us with your grace, that we may continue in that holy fellowship, and do all the good works that you have prepared for us to walk in; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be all honor and glory, now and forever. St Michael the Archangel, Findlay, OH - bread and wine crop 1.jpg

We pray for things we are confident that God will give us, so the words “assuring us,” “true members,” “blessed company,” and “heirs” are comforting reminders that God has promised to save all his followers, not just the famous saints. Even people who sin (and that is all of us) are saved if we trust in God.

So the answer to the question, “Are you a saint?” is “Yes, I can be because God helps me!”

About Saint Barnabas Anglican Church of Seattle

Rooted in Scripture & Steeped in Anglican Tradition. A church that worships from the King James Version of the Bible and the 1928 American Book of Common Prayer. A diverse congregation committed to Jesus Christ.
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