“An Everyday Saint”

“Spiritual literature is replete with stories of great service rendered by worshipful believers to God and guru. But here, I thought, sat a simple woman of the world, who had been tested with Job-like tribulations and had, without fanfare or recognition by others, transcended her miseries to achieve genuine humility, grace, and quiet contentedness. Every morning, as she shuffled into the kitchen in her slippers, careful to avoid hitting her hammertoes on the bottom of the refrigerator, preparing her husband’s eggs, toast, and orange juice, granny achieved a marvelous victory. For she was still unobtrusively serving others, still modestly putting her own needs to the rear of others’, still smiling and radiating love despite the inclemencies of those who should have protected her and circumstantial afflictions over which she had no control.”

Richard Maddox

Richard Dietrich Maddox's writing focuses on the search for permanent happiness, the goal of finding paradise on earth, the attainment of human Enlightenment. His work, though fiction, attempts to convey the profound spiritual Truth passed on to humanity by Enlightened Masters. Maddox approaches spiritual wisdom from a Western level of experience, presenting characters to whom readers can easily relate, offering situations in which readers might well have found themselves. His work offers, in a style which those living in the West will find understandable, the possibility of blissful existence.

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