Next Sunday and Monday, after Halloween or All Hallows Eve, we in the Catholic Church celebrate All Saints Day on November 1 and then All Souls Day On November 2.
These are very old feasts originally created to celebrate those whom we believed to be in heaven and to pray for those we believed to be in purgatory.What I want you to notice is the words, “we believed.” This is our belief and judgement about certain persons, but can we really make this judgement about a particular person?
“For who has known the mind of the Lord.” - Romans 11:34
It is a great idea to pray for and to those who have gone before us into the unknown. But let us leave the judgements to the loving Divine Mystery who knows better than we know ourselves and instead celebrate the fact that we are still deeply connected and united to all who have gone before us.
We are their advocates, yes, but they are also ours as well.
Let us really celebrate these days united in joy with all of them.
Sister Rosemary Fry
Previous Wisdom Wednesdays
- October 13, 2021: Blackwater Pond
- October 6, 2021: Death is Not Forever
- September 29, 2021: In Nature
- September 22, 2021: Sleeping in the Forest
- September 15, 2021: Season of Creation
- September 8, 2021: A Sharp Turn in Our Journey
- August 11, 2021: An Invitation From Jesus
- July 21, 2021: Cannonball Moments
- July 14, 2021: Consolation and Desolation
- July 7, 2021: Who is This God You Seek to Serve?
- June 30, 2021: Praying with the Gospel Stories
- June 23, 2021: Walking the Path of Life
- June 16, 2021: A Saint for Strong Willed People
- June 9, 2021: God's Flowing Love
- June 2, 2021: I Will Not Leave You Comfortless
- May 26, 2021: Celebrating Our Beginnings
- May 19, 2021: Before the Cannon Struck
- May 12, 2021: The Fruit of Jesus
- May 5, 2021: A Branch of Jesus
- April 28, 2021: Living One Day at a Time
- April 21, 2021: The Blessing of Pope Francis