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For all the saints, who from their labors rest,

The saints gone too soon before the fullness of their grace was truly known by human minds.

The saints who were not lauded, but whose faithfulness bore generations of fruit.

The saints whose witness spoke truth to power and brought forth new creations.

The saints who died with doubts, questions, and hope in mystery.

The saints whose pained ends brought out words that God received, knowing their truth.

The saints whose legacies are the history from which we learn how to do and be better.

The saints who are only remembered by God and who rest in light perpetual.

For these and so many others,

we give thanks to God. Amen.

 


The Reverend Julia Seymour serves Big Timber Lutheran Church (ELCA)  in Big Timber, MT. She blogs at lutheranjulia.blogspot.com and readsallthethings.com. She contributed to There’s A Woman in the Pulpit and is President of the board of RevGalBlogPals, Inc.


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