All Saints

The first reading mentions the great multitude which no one could count, from every nation, race, people and tongue. Do you picture yourself there? Do you picture your friends there? Do you picture your enemies there?
The Psalm says this is the people that long to see your face. Do we really look forward to seeing Jesus face to face? Will we be embarrassed when we see him? Often, I hear people say they are “not bad”. To say such is to be looking at others rather than Christ. However, we are not called to be “not bad”, but to be pure, as he is pure. How are we doing on our purity?
The Gospel has the beatitudes from Matthew. Where do we see ourselves in the List? Are we even on the list? How have we been blessed? Are others blessed because they know us?  Are we examples of a “saint in the making”?

Author: yuengerwv

Retired Catholic Priest

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