Spiritual Coaching Vol 2 #55 Saint…

http://www.dennymeyer.me   Saint…

Martin Luther coined a phrase that has always struck me as one of the most powerful descriptions of the human potential that I have ever heard. He wrote it in Latin, which was the language of scholarship in his day. He said we are, “simul justus et peccator;” we are saint and sinner at the same time. We are imperfect but we are “put right” with the Creator because of grace, mercy, and forgiveness. On this eve of St. Partick’s Day, the day of the green Chicago River, bagpipes, beer, and extensive revelry; a day when everyone is Irish for a few hours, it’s good to remember that our sinner’s baggage is not something that we need to carry with us like an old grip we can’t set down. Our guilt and shame can be driven out of us as surely as St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland.


Another Saint, Paul, wrote, “God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are,  so that no one may boast before him.” A saint is not someone with a polished halo and impeccable religious record. A saint is just someone that will give you the shirt off of her or his back and make the world a better place – not to earn brownie points or get noticed and praised but because it is the right thing to do.

Be Well


About Denny Meyer

I've been a pastor, spiritual director, and spiritual coach and worked with thousands of people over the years. You can find the life the Creator intended for you. Contact me if you want to find out more.
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