Flunking Sainthood


In her wry memoir, Jana Reiss shares a year-long quest to become more saintly by tackling 12 spiritual practices, including fasting, centering prayer, Sabbath-keeping, gratitude, and       generosity. Though she begins with the      question, “How hard could that be?” Reiss finds to her growing humiliation that she is “flunking sainthood.” In this sermon exploring the myth of enlightenment and the rigors of  real spiritual growth, we’ll examine how we might quest for, and even be satisfied with a process-oriented path. We are in the midst of the “Lenten season.” Toss your halo, keep your wings, and come discover the benefits of “failing better.”


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