All Souls • Today we remember all those who have died, especially members of our three parishes who passed in the previous year. The world would tell us to have a celebration of life, scatter the ashes, and move on. But the Church encourages us to bury our dead in a cemetery, visit their graves, and remember and pray for them. We are not afraid of suffering because God comes to meet us there.
God is a brilliant engineer and a genius artist. He is also a loving Father who shared His own life with His children. Even though we sinned and wandered from His love, God never stops loving His children. He sends us Jesus to comfort and accompany us. Jesus suffers and dies for us, rises from the dead, and takes our hand to lead us to Eternal Life.
(2 Nov 2019)
Going Deeper: Visit a cemetery and pray for the dead some time this week.