Every now and again, as I take a look at the upcoming week’s church calendar, I see a name of a saint that either because of the name or the title makes me go and find out more about who he or she was and why the church might have bestowed sainthood upon that individual. Well, today’s saint certainly piqued my curiosity. And the story of Enmegahbowh is certainly well worth the read.
But what struck me about Enmegahbowh is that although he did do extraordinary things in a turbulent time in history, like just about every other saint he was in many ways an ordinary man through whom flowed the Holy Spirit. Yes, he was brave and yes he did amazing things–but he did them because he used the talents and gifts given to him by God and said, “yes” to the ways in which God was working in his life. What are the collection of gifts, skills, talents, and traits, that comprise your unique make up? How can you use those for the in-breaking of the Kingdom of God, and in doing so change the world–even if it is only your own corner of the world? Where can you follow Enmegahbowh’s example and say your own “yes” to God who is alive, active and hard at work in your life?
In Christ’s name,