As Lutherans understand it, a “saint” is someone who is chosen and forgiven and called by God. It is a gift of grace given by God’s Word and the Sacraments, received by faith. It doesn’t require “super-spiritual” accomplishments. But sainthood is a powerful, challenging calling. To be a saint is to be out of step with the world around us. That strange mercy is explored in today’s sermon from Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 and Luke 6:20-31.