Ordinary Saints

We just finished celebrating All Saints Day. I think that in most cases the men and women we recognize as Saints had one thing in common — they never saw themselves as extraordinary; they saw what they did and who they were as very ordinary and not particularly special.

This is consistent with Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount where he reminds us that the “first shall be last” and the “poor shall inherit.” The Christianity that has at its basis Christ’s words turns the world upside down and on it’s ear.
Our society looks to the extraordinary — the gifted, the rich, the powerful and the prideful. Yet, if we really seek God and his Saints look to the ordinary and the humble.

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of The United States, is an author and speaker. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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