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Be a saint!
It's comparatively easy to freewheel through life, thinking that saints are so few and far between that you or I will never even know one, much less be one! Yet both in pre-Christian times and in the early Christian Church, everyone faithful to God was called a saint. This surely does place a responsibility on Christians today to act like saints.
What does this require? Does this mean being solemn and sanctimonious? Does it mean being an ascetic? No. But to be a saint does mean being holy, set apart for God's use.
In the Old Testament, God reveals the basis for the holiness of man created in His likeness—your true identity and mine. He says, "Ye shall be holy: for I the Lord your God am holy." Lev. 19:2. In ancient times the spiritual quality of holiness was considered exemplary in the faithful remnant of Israel (see Isa. 4:3), especially those who stayed steadfast during persecution.
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The measure of true fame: esteem of the Christ
JOYCE C. LEDDY
Doing more through Christ, Truth
NATHAN A. TALBOT
Divine Love comforts, reassures, and heals
ROBERT R. MacKUSICK
RALPH STUART RICHTER
Parting with a painful past
What makes sense?
JANE K. WHEELER
PEGGIE CASE PAULUS
The El Dorado myth
"If you can say it, you can write it"
I am worried about present-day journalism
Stop trying to fix the pipes
ALLISON W. PHINNEY, JR.
Be a saint!
CAROLYN B. SWAN
Kathryn Geraldine Rezek
Recently I had an experience that proved to...
ELIZABETH LORRAINE CAREY
I will never cease being grateful to God for His Son, Christ Jesus;...
AULDA B. BODIN with contributions from NANCY BODIN SCHEAR
Many years ago, after my older brother had passed on with...
EFFIE L. RUSSELL