Wednesday, November 1, 2017

His Word Today: All Saints' Day

Good morning everyone.

What a wonderful day today is!  Today, the whole Church is celebrating All Saints Day - the feast day of all the saints in heaven.  Have you ever thought about the fact that each one of us has been created by God, every one of us is a new creation at the time we are conceived in our mothers' wombs, and every one of us is destined to live with God in heaven.

Pope Saint John Paul II often reminded us of this truth.  He himself always wanted to be a saint, and he believed that each one of us should want to be a saint - to live forever in heaven in the presence of our loving God.

The Book of Revelation - which is the final book in the New Testament - describes Saint John's visions of heaven.  In one of those visions, Saint John saw a great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation, race, people and tongue - can you imagine such a scene? Have you seen it, in the crowds of people we meet every day? - They stood before the throne of God, wearing white robes and holding palm branches in their hands, and they cried out with one voice: Salvation is from our God ... (Rev 7:9-10).

Each of us wears the white robe that was given to us at our baptism, each of us holds a palm branch in our hands which we use to give praise to God and each one of us praises our God with the words we speak.

May God give you a voice today to sing his praises in union with all the Saints.
Have a blessed day!

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