Saints are Like Jack/Jackie-o-Lanterns


Light transforms an ordinary pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern. Similarly, the light of Christ transforms us ordinary people into saints.  Who, after all, are the saints?  They’re the people who let God’s light shine through in everything they do.  We are privileged to carry the light of Christ within us. Do we let it shine?

Today be a jack-o-lantern. Let your light shine. Compliment the cashier or waitress. Pay it forward. Tell family members and friends how much you appreciate them. Be grateful for even the tiny things. Surprise someone with an act of kindness. It takes just a few minutes to transform a dismal autumn day into an experience of God’s goodness.


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  1. Sr. Susan Maria Kusz on October 31, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    I love Halloween! I so enjoy seeing the littlest ones all decked out and holding open BIG pillowcases to receive all their precious loot. The wonder of their eyes as they receive these treats! There is nothing quite like the joy that shines out of a little child’s eyes. The joy of the saints for sure!

  2. Irmã Araci Maria Ludwig, snd on November 6, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Thank you very much.
    God bless you.
    Irmã Araci Maria Ludwig, snd