When we look to the saints, we often place them on a pedestal. Saints are, after all, better than us, right? When we look at the lives of saints, they embody an ethic not of perfection but of humility and self-giving. The saints are people that see themselves as sinners in need of God’s grace and treat others as the same. The saints give all people that gather around the table the dignity of being God’s children, whether it is someone with a contagious illness, or being orphaned, or homeless.
Romans chapter 12.