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November 2, 2020

All Souls’ Day

So much to remember!

As we go forward, we turn and take a look at where we’ve been in a year of broken hearts and a year of lost hope. But we know better. We turn to our loved ones and close friends and connect with our eyes to the clerks of the stores, passers-by on the sidewalks of our neighborhoods, and those we can quickly greet in church.

And today, we are reminded that we have other connections to those who have gone before us. We remember the bonafide saints in the catalog of those who have shown us the way. The lives of these saints inform us of extraordinary people who have done the extraordinary and the ordinary.

November touches us in a way no other month does. Names are written in a book, on a banner, and our hearts. And now we turn to those neighbors, friends, and family who have been received by Christ. Our faith consoles us—for the life, death, and resurrection of Christ was exactly for the purpose of bringing us all home to God.

This is a day of merging our past and our future, culminating in this one moment. We are not alone and without hope. The present and the past gives us our future where a place has been readied for us.

The mystical body is alive and well, and we are invited to participate and completely immerse ourselves into the body of Christ.

Today’s well-known Psalm gives us comfort in our sadness and lightens our hearts: “Only goodness and kindness follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD for years to come.”

Remember. Christ is keeping the lights on for us to find our home.

Let Us Pray:

Dear God brings us comfort on this day of remembrance. Lift our sadness to heaven, and may it rain down upon us as the warm rain of your love. Keep us safe, and may we fear no evil for you walk with us always. Leave the lights on.

 

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About Joe McCormack

Joe McCormack is an Associate of the Blessed Sacrament and a parishioner at St Paschal Baylon Church in Cleveland, Ohio.