November 2, 2017
(Commemoration of All The Faithful Departed – All Souls)
Jesus said, “this is the will of my Father, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him may have eternal life, and I shall raise him on the last day.” Jn_6:37-40
So when we sit here and wonder, beloved, “what is God’s will for my life?” His will is that we ALL have eternal life. And that eternal life only comes to us through belief in Jesus. Jesus IS the way and the truth and the life!
Today we pray for the souls of all those who have departed this earthly life for something better. Not of their own choosing, but by the nature of the beast, we will all follow their path. But what IS of our choosing is how we live every earthly day we’re given. If we truly do believe in the Christ, are we living according to His directions? Are we walking the narrow path? Are we living the Beatitudes? Are we following the Commandments? Can our life be defined as LOVE, love of God and love of neighbor? It’s something we can all work on, beloved. But in the meantime, pray for the souls of those who cannot any longer. And pray that when we get to that point, someone will be praying for us as well (at least once a year!!).
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