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The Dead Pray for You (#448, All Souls)

Fr. Joel Homilies, The Loving Life

The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (Family Mass #2). If you want to catch a deer, you have to think like a deer. Satan uses money and candy to catch humans. How can we escape the trap? By thinking like God. We are running around in the maze of everyday life but God looks down and sees the right way to go. How can we start thinking like God? Pray every day. And read the Bible. The Bible readings at Mass tell us how God thinks.

How does God think about the dead? “The souls of the just are in the hands of God.” They see God face to face and experience His joy and peace and love. One thing keeps them from being perfectly happy: We aren’t there with them yet! They are praying for us to make it home. Let’s pray for them too.

(2 Nov 2014)

Point to Ponder: November is the month to pray for the dead. Find a version of Psalm 23 that you like and pray it every day for the dead. Memorize it.

Point to Discuss: Where have you felt or experienced the presence of the dead in your life?