Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
November 2 A..D. 2009
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6
A reflection on today's Scripture:
Everything my father gives me will come to me. . . . (see John 6:37)
On the feast of All Souls, it is wonderful to remember that no one will slip out of His hands. Everything the Father has given Jesus will come to Him. Everything. And what has the Father given Jesus? He has given to Jesus anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord. He has given to Jesus all the brothers and sisters who suffer in the name of their faith, or who rejoice daily in the strength that the faith gives each of them. He has given Jesus sun, moon, stars, Earth, all living things that proclaim His Glory.
All of our loved ones who turned to Jesus in prayer, who loved Him in life or near death, who called upon Him to save them even at the moment of death -- all of these the Father has given Jesus and all will come to Him. And so, while we remember and reflect upon those who have gone before us, we can do so joyfully, knowing that all of them are His, given by the Father, taken by the shepherd Son, and living in glory with the Holy Spirit, light of love.
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Monday, November 2, 2009
The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls)
Lives of the saints:
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