Saturday, November 1, 2014

NAMING YOUR SAINT


Fellow Green-Growers, friends,

 

A blessed All-Saint's (Allerheiligen, La Toussaint, Todos los Santos) day to you on November 1, 2014.

 

In an earlier post I suggested that one might observe All Saint's Day by naming a favorite saint and asking others (family members, dinner guests, friends) to name a favorite saint too. 

 

It's not easy for most of us to name a favorite saint. Maybe this will help: your saint could be a biblical hero, a post-biblical role model like St. Francis, or, for that matter, your mother or father. You get the idea, right? Any moral role model will do. You don't have to restrict yourself to a "registered" saint.

 

I'll share with you a favorite of mine: Saint John, author of the 4th Gospel. I especially appreciate his writing the story of Jesus as the logos, which begins like this: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God." The Logos participated in creation and, by inference, calls us to restore, recreate and participate in new creation. That's a justification for growing green.


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Saint John
Bartolomeo Veneto, 1470-1531

Who is your favorite saint, or saints and why do you honor that person or those persons? Would you be willing to share that information in a comment? If you asked others, who did they name? Why?

 

We might well resource and encourage each other simply by leaving the names of saints in a comment. 


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