Quote by Oscar Wilde: “Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a ...”
With Discipleship, Every Sinner Has A Future - Pastor Chris Durso
Every saint has a past. Every sinner has a future.
Please Log in or Subscribe. I am very pleased to be with you today as we celebrate the th anniversary of the arrival of St Columba. As the representative of Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, it is always good, simply to be with you to share times of prayer and thanksgiving. It is also, for me, a special joy to have the privilege and the opportunity to celebrate Holy Mass here on the island of Iona, this beautiful place where St Columba lived and worked and, most importantly, prayed. I am delighted to be here in Scotland once again and, I cannot but think that it is providential that this significant anniversary occurs during the Year of Faith which was calied by our Holy Father-Emeritus, Pope Benedict XVI, and now continues under our much loved Pope Francis. Columba, named after a dove, also known as Columcillt —Dove of the Church—was not in any sense a dove-like or retiring character, and there remains some uncertainty as to what actually brought him and his little band of brothers to Iona.
Author: Oscar Wilde. The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future. This quote arrives to us in the middle of a conversation between Lady Hunstanton, Lord Illingworth, and Mrs. Arbuthnot the titular woman of no importance , among others. The ever classy Lady Hunstanton says that she's quite out of her depth in conversations with Lord Illingworth, except for the fact that she knows he always takes the side of the sinners, and she the side of the saints. This quote is all about the good and bad of humanity, and how, as humans, we can never totally escape either.
One of my patients has a favourite T-shirt which he often wears to consultations with me. Every sinner has a future. But, just in case I have to live with them again, the story I am going to tell you is about the latter…. Now, you may know this already, but it is actually quite rare for anyone to listen to a homily all the way through. It is more rare for anyone to remember anything of it long after it has been given. At 16, he started taking drugs.
Did you have a reputation in the past? We all have a future, however dubious our past may have been. What does that mean? This quote states that everyone who has been declared a Saint was, at one time, something less than saintly. This is a word of encouragement, that every person who has been made a saint was once a normal person like the rest of us, that no one is born into sainthood.