When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying:
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
“Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
“Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
Today we learned that a saint can be anyone. They can be famous people like Martin Luther King, Jr. or Mother Teresa. But, they can also be people just like you! They can be farmers, librarians, teachers, siblings, cousins, grandparents, babysitters, bus drivers, or pets. They are saints because their life exemplifies God’s love for us. Think of someone whom you would consider a saint and celebrate that person today
In the worship bags, little kids will find a wooden picture frame and older kids will find felt and a dowel. Pick and saint and decorate your item with symbols and pictures that remind you of why they’re a saint.
Miss Abby chose her grandmother (Goldy) – who loved to garden!