Today we celebrate the Saints who have gone before us. We honor the ones who have marked the trail, established the path, launched us in one way or another. Some may ask what difference do "saints" make to you and me in today's world.
They make a difference because they show us how to remain faithful to our Christian faith when it would be easier at times to take the path of least resistance. One of the blessings of the First Church community is that the generations who have gone before us have shown us the way to run the race, fight the good fight, and keep the faith.