Blog - Redemption

Posted on November 4, 2023 in All Saints' Day, Death and Dying, Grace, Grief, Redemption

For All The Saints…And Yet Sinners

When certain words come up in the alphabet, I bet Merrium-Webster’s editors draw straws, or play rock, paper, scissors to decide who gets stuck defining it.
I thought about that possibility again this morning when I got curious about how a dictionary would define “saint.”
You can find their definition here, but the upshot is that every single sub-definition makes purity, perfection, deed-or-virtue-driven worthiness, and a most-certainly earned spot in heaven a pre-req for sainthood.
Relatedly, I’m pretty sure that there aren’t many Lutherans on the Merrium-Webster editorial board.

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