In this season of being hemmed in I’ve immersed myself in the apostle Paul’s letter to the church in Rome. I’ve looked forward to the daily company of this uniquely-appointed missionary—his idiom, his culture, his passions. And I’ve been drinking coffee with THE SAINTS–these chosen ‘outsiders’ (Gentiles) dear to Paul and precious to God, believers in Paul’s message of Good News, followers of Jesus Christ–whose reputation of faith was spreading far and wide.* With what angst or affection did Rome’s halo-ed cluster receive this personal message from their very own church planter? Did you know that the symbol of a living saint, in the world of art, is a square halo? Which begs the question, Who, exactly, is a saint–living or dead? Let’s find out. *Romans 1:6-8 Note: verses within the text, quoted in italics, are the author’s paraphrase.
Author: Sarah Raiter
Sarah grew up calling Pakistan home. 25 years there helped to shape her worldview. Armed with a degree in Home Science/Fine Art, she married an Australian preacher. Her short stint of high school teaching was happily replaced with mothering, mentoring and creating. For a season the family returned to Pakistan to train church leaders. You'll now find her empty-nesting at St James Old Cathedral where Mike and she live and worship. https://containingcolor.wordpress.com