Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Reflection: John 6:37-40

The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls Day) – John 6:37-40

On the 2nd day of November, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of “The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed.”    This feast often is called the “Feast of All Souls.”  This is the Church’s day to remember and pray for all of the people who have gone before us.

Today I invite you to take some extra time to remember and pray for the significant individuals in your life who have left this world.   They may be family members, friends, or individuals who made a significant difference in your life.  What impact did these men and women have in your life?  Today take time to remember each one of these special individuals.  Remember their smile and their care for you.  Trust that these beloved individuals are still watching over you and perhaps today, they may be interceding on your behalf with God.

Take time to thank God, Jesus ,and the Spirit for gifting you with these special individuals.  And when you have moved on to heaven, trust that you also will be remembered with great love and prayer by your family and friends!

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