June Saint of the Month Revisited

Today is the feast day of Saint Kevin of Glendalough who is one of the first saints that helped me to a different way of seeing my participation with saints. In addition to seeing the world as an active participant in the communion of saints, because before learning about Saint Kevin, it was only a line spoken in the Apostles Creed.

If unfamiliar here is the Apostles Creed as found in the Book of Common Prayer on page 496.

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and Earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

The actions of Saint Kevin and the welfare of all of God’s creatures, helped me to see the different ways we leave an impact in the world. That the stories we are told, tell others and so on, is part of being active participants in our faith. How do you experience the line “communion of saints”? If we are one of those saints, there will be stories told about us. What are some of those stories and do they connect to scripture?

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