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Pamela Saturnia
Pamela Saturnia
Rev. Dr. Pamela S. Saturnia is the Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Muscatine. In her free time she likes to travel, watch British television, golf, and hang out with her corgi, Louis.

In Ireland, just outside of Dublin, there is a place called Monasterboice that is home to a number of High Crosses. These crosses stand 20 to 30 feet high and are made out of stone. On the face of these crosses are a number of carvings that depict scenes from Biblical stories. Oftentimes, they are scenes from the life of Jesus. The crosses were used to tell the story of Jesus’ life to people long before it was commonplace for everyone to read or have a copy of the Bible themselves. So, on the face of these crosses is a life depicted for all to see.

As I was thinking about these great crosses, I began to wonder, when people see me what do they learn about my life? In my words and actions, what is the story I reflect? Maybe you have asked yourself that very same question.

There is a saying in the Quaker tradition, “let your life speak.” We all know people who do a lot of shameless self-promotion. We know people who talk a good game, but when it comes down to it, they do not live up to the words they speak. What does your life say?

Let your life speak. Maybe you have heard the phrase, actions speak louder than words. Oftentimes, we learn the most about people by their actions.

You treasure the presence of friends and family members at the death of a loved one, but hardly remember a word that was said. What’s important is that they were there.

You remember that the Smith’s sent over a casserole when your baby was born, we don’t remember what it was. What’s important is that they cared.

You remember that John shoveled the sidewalk every time it snowed the winter you had your knee replaced. What’s important is that he was a good neighbor to you.

Let your life speak and when it does may they be words of grace, love, and kindness.

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