Solemnity of All Souls
November 2, 2014
The Last Day! Jesus tells us in today's Gospel that he will raise to
eternal life the faithful followers given to him by the Father.
Scripture is the story of God's love and mercy and his invitation to us
to enter into the Kingdom. In the Book of Wisdom, we read that the
death of the just person is not his end, but a beginning of life in the
Kingdom with God. St Paul explains to the Romans and to us that our
baptism joins us to Christ and through this union we will die with him
and be resurrected to eternal life. The anticipation of life with our
heavenly Father gives us courage and strength and helps us be generous
in love and service to our neighbors. May God bless us with an
abundance of faith and hope that we may joyfully care for his children.