The Unknown Saint
Unknown to us
Unknown to the litany of Saints
Unknown to the calendar of Saints
But known to God only.
It is the grandmother who taught us honesty
And the dad who inspired us with his integrity.
Their souls joined the crowd of the unknown Saints
And they pray for us daily.
It is the beggar at the corner of the street
And the grandfather who taught us to give and forgive.
It is the mother who gives it all for the children
And provides for their life, care and needs… daily.
It is the nurse who works with dedication
The teacher who impresses good character in the young minds
The son, the daughter who take care
Of their ailing parents … dearly.
It is the unknown artist
The writer or spiritual advisor
Whose artwork, quotes or wise words
Healed the wounded minds … gently.
It is the Good Samaritan
The simple citizen who understands deeply
The hardship and loneliness
Of the vulnerable hardworking stranger.
It is the friend
In the middle of the night.
The simplicity of their daily actions
The purity at the heart of their values
The beauty of their smile
The light of love in their eyes …
Their unselfishness in the middle of the struggles
And their desire to overcome the struggles
Connect with the God of everyday who knows
The unknown Saints departed or still amongst us.