Tuesday, November 01, 2016

PM: Special Edition--Solemnity Of All Saints

"...and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and of the life of the world to come." We bring into focus the Communion of Saints.
Let us all rejoice in the Lord as we celebrate this feast day in honor of all the saints; it is a solemnity which causes the Angels to rejoice, and to praise together the Son of God.
V. Rejoice in the Lord, all you righteous; praise befits those who are upright.
V. Ps. 32
The Church Militant celebrates the Church Triumphant. Where they have gone, we hope to follow.
Revere the Lord, all you saints of his; for there is no want among those who fear him.
V. Those who seek the Lord shall lack no good thing.
Ps. 33:10; V. 11b
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom." From this holy reverence comes all the gifts God will bestow on us.
Come unto me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will comfort you.
Matt. 11:28
Jesus removes the heavy burden of sin from us. His yoke, His Cross, while demanding, is still easier that the yoke of the Devil.
The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and no malicious torment will ever touch them; in the eyes of the unwise they seem to have died; but they are dwelling in peace, alleluia.
Wisdom 3:1, 2, 3
The comfort found in this verse is unmatched. As this is the opening of the First Reading of the first Mass of the Commemoration of All the Faithfully Departed (All Souls Day), go and meditate upon the whole thing.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God; blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called Sons of God; blessed are those who suffer persecution for the sake of justice, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Matt. 5:8, 9, 10
Recall all the rest of the Beatitudes as well. These are the marks of those who have been sanctified.

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