Saints are life-givers

The Lord Is My Chef Breakfast Recipe for the Soul

Friday, Solemnity of All the Saints, 01 November 2019

Revelation 7:2-4. 9-14 ><}}}*> 1 John 3:1-3 ><}}}*> Matthew 5:1-12

“Mary with the Child and the Angels and the Saints” by Duccio Di Buoninsegna (d. 1319).

Glory and praise to you, O Lord our almighty and loving Father in heaven!

Thank you very much for this celebration of the Solemnity of All Saints — of those all ahead of us and have died now enjoying your company in heaven.

Whenever we think of holiness, we always think of men and women not committing sins, of moral exemplars.

Remind us always that holiness is being filled with you, O God, and that saints are givers of life.

“Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God.”

Matthew 5:8

Fill us with your Holy Spirit, Lord, cleanse us of our sins and evil desires and inclinations as we strive to bear all pains and sufferings to lead holy lives.

It is in purifying our hearts, our very selves, when we are able to truly offer our lives for the loving service of the poor and needy so that while still here on earth, we may already see your face, Lord, among the people we meet until that day we are one in you in eternity. Amen.

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