Friday 2 November 2018
All The Faithful Departed (All Souls).
Job 19:1, 23-27 (alt). Psalm 26(27):1, 4, 7-9, 13-14. Luke 7:11-17.
The Lord is my light and my salvation – Psalm 26(27):1, 4, 7-9, 13-14.
‘I know that my redeemer lives.’
If we were not people of faith, recalling our departed loved ones would bring us nothing but sadness. There would be nothing beyond this life to offer us any consolation and encouragement. But as Christians we know that such an attitude has no place in our hearts. Especially today, on this feast of All Souls, God is inviting us to put aside sadness and share in his joy.
Let us take a moment to remember friends, family members and acquaintances who are no longer with us. Let us we thank God for bringing them into our life. On this day, we pray that all of our departed loved ones experience the fullness of joy in God’s presence.