Stained Glass Saints
Pretty church in the picture, right? … Can you tell what the windows are? … Yeah, I can’t either…
Stained glass is pretty interesting stuff. You have to see it with light behind it to see any of the beauty. Otherwise, it’s just confusing dark shapes with no seeming pattern or order to them. When the light is in the right spot though… WOW! They’re gorgeous!! No other window can even come close!
When we act apart from Christ, confusion is about the best we get… But! When we act with the Light of Christ behind us, it’s gorgeous! Just like no other window can compare to a stained glass window, so too no ordinary life can compare to a saintly life! And if you think a simple stained glass window is pretty stunning, there is no comparison between it, and a life lived for Christ.
A little Irish boy in Catechism class, when asked what a saint was, pointed at a stained glass window of St. Patrick, and said, “A saint is someone the Light shines through.”
How can you reorient yourself so the Light is behind your stained glass window of life?