Categories: HomiliesPublished On: November 1st, 2022Tags: , 279 words8.5 min read
Saints and saints

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Saints and saints

All Saints Day. The first day of November. I can feel the brown of nature. So much of nature has ‘died’ or gone into hibernation. The vibrant colors of nature have been blown away. The brilliant greens are only left on the pine trees. Thank God for pine trees.

Bean fields have been flattened; corn fields covered with broken stalks. What a time to be reading Revelation. It would be tempting to just talk about the Beatitudes, but I think there is something more, more that we need from Revelation.

Our canonized Saints give us examples of living a saintly life here on earth. Amazing people living in an ordinary time a life focused on God. They approach heaven with dirty, blood-stained robes. These robes are then cleaned in the Blood of the Lamb.

What about our saints who approach heaven with torn and shredded rags? They lived a life as best they could under difficult circumstances. Perhaps the only reason they are standing in front of heaven right now is because of your prayers and your sacrifices for the salvation of their souls.

Don’t stop. Don’t let up. Persevere. Now is the time to double, maybe triple your efforts to help your loved ones get to heaven. Their eternal life is at stake. Your eternal life is on the line. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord. Let your perpetual light shine upon them. Amen

May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen