Last Wednesday, November 2, was All Souls Day. A beautiful liturgy was celebrated Wednesday evening in the church. During the liturgy, the names of those who have gone before us this past year were read. Candles were lit in their memory.
The All Souls Day liturgy was a celebration of our faith. Jesus gained for us the gift of eternal life by his death and resurrection. We remember our departed loved ones who have gone to live with the Lord for all eternity.
In today's gospel, Jesus talks about eternal life, but only in general terms. He tells us we will all be like angels, the children of God. If we live our lives here on earth as children of God, loving God and loving one another, then we are preparing for the gift of eternal life.
I would like to conclude by quoting the words of St. Paul concerning heaven. They are a beautiful summary of our faith and our hope concerning life after death:
"What eye has not seen, and ear has not heard, and what has not entered the human heart, what God has prepared for those who love Him."
Sincerely in Christ,