A cloud of witnesses

by Kevin Birnbaum

Statues of St. Dominic, St. Catherine of Siena, and St. Thomas Aquinas at beautiful Blessed Sacrament Church in Seattle.

Happy All Saints’ Day! I am greatly comforted when I remember that there are so many saints in heaven (including these great Dominicans) praying for all of us. I, for one, need all the help I can get.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. (Heb 12:1-2)

Photo by Kevin Birnbaum.