04 Apr '16, 9pm

We are different- we don't have to be divided. Check out this article on having a cloud of (different) witnesses!

We are different- we don't have to be divided. Check out this article on having a cloud of (different) witnesses!

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.” – Hebrews 12:1 One thing I appreciated during my visit with the monks of St. Benard Abbey was the way in which we were constantly reminded of the great cloud of witnesses surrounding us. Watching over our prayers from the church’s clerestory were ten giant stone figures, hand-cut from white Alabama Limestone. They included Melchizedek, King David, Isaiah, John the Baptist, St. Benedict, Gregory the Great, St. Bede, St. Boniface, St. Anselm, and St. Bernard. At meals, the monks commemorated those saints, friends, and fellow Benedictines who had died on that day, and to my surprise, read through a biograp...

Full article: http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/puff-of-witnesses

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