On this Feast of All Saints 2017, I would suggest that today’s Feast might well ask us to turn to the saints for wisdom.
Saints were people like us. Human, but flawed, and as frequently confused as we are. In a phrase, “there is hope for all of us!” The saints of the past often shared wisdom through their words.
St. Katharine Drexel for instance once advised the sisters of her community, “Peacefully do at each moment, what at the moment ought to be done.” Pretty sound words even for today.
St. Theresa of Avila once shared, “trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be!” Again pretty sound words, to follow.
Of course, wisdom is imparted in much more than words. We learn from the WAY the saints lived. Just maybe when we are in doubt or in need of direction, we might ask ourselves, “what would the saints do?”
Think of St. Joseph. We have not a word from him on record. But his example spoke volumes about love and faith.
We are not going to live a life like the saints of the past. But the lives of the saints can assist us in learning how to live our faith and to witness to it.
So, if you need wisdom, don’t forget to call on your devoted and best friends: The Saints!