Sunday, November 2, 2014
Reflection: Feast of All Souls
The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed – the Feast of All Souls
Today we pause and remember the women and men who have departed from this world. This “feast” doesn’t have the joyous tone that most of the feasts have. This day could be seen as a sad day but it is not a day to be mournful or sad. This feast of All Souls truly is a day of celebration. It also may be a day of thanksgiving as we remember the many individuals who touched our lives in a special way.
We also can give thanks for the gift they continue to be for us. True, they are no longer with us here on earth. Yet they continue to be present to us. The people we loved always are in our memory and in our hearts. Thus they always will be with us. On this feast of All Souls may we give thanks for the gift these individuals were to us. Today may we give thanks for the gift they continue to be to us!