Those Through Whom God Shines

a sermon for All Saints Day

All of us are here because of the saints who have gone before us. Perhaps that’s why the lessons we read today have such a familiar ring to them; they are lessons we normally hear at funeral services, and yet they are readings of hope and joy.  Those who came before us, the ones who have died, rest in the eternal presence of God. Today we remember the eternal communion of all the saints.

But what, exactly, is a saint?

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