Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
November 2, A.D. 2007
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6
A reflection on today's Scripture:
Today the Church celebrates the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed, all those souls from every age who have persevered in holiness to the end.
The readings for today are often read at funeral Masses to bathe the mourners with healing balm and try to make sense out of what often seems so senseless.
They speak, too, of the reality of our own particular journey which has as its goal, eternal joy and peace. They also give us encouragement and direction in a world that is more frequently discouraging and aimless.
This then is a special day to be gratefulógrateful to God for the lives of others and their holy example, and grateful too for the promise of everlasting life that we too are called to share.
Let us then give praise to God for this beautiful feast and meditate with gratitude on these beautiful words of Jesus, given to us in todayís Gospel:
For 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. (John 6:40)
- Donna Nelson, OCDS |
Friday, November 2, 2007
The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed
(All Souls Day)
Lives of the saints:
Full Scripture text from today's Liturgy of the Word:
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