September 15th, 2020
Aggressively strong people change the world with force, fashion and rarely any grace.
Saints, conversely, change it with seeds.
They plant them using compassion, empathy and quiet courage.
When a true saint meets any person — big or small, great or meek, no matter the past, in spite of appearance — they treat this person with the greatest respect, as though they are infinitely worthy.
Their tenderness for all of humanity often make them prophetic in the self-fulfilling sense; the people start to see themselves like the saint sees them. They transform and then rise to the radiant heights they have always been capable of, but just needed to be shown.
This is why saints are essential to our world.
We have spent enough damn time applauding and idolizing the aggressive; praising the bullies for their “hard truths” and “bold perspectives.” Saints don’t stand up for themselves in negative confrontations because that’s not their way.
So let’s call for growth, sing for light, give some love.
Be the person who treats every other person like they’re worthy. Because despite the few who won’t be, there are so many waiting for you to show them what you see.