Saints In The Making

1 Nov

We are saints-in-the-making, one and all!

If we accept God’s will for our lives and do what He asks, we will be able to celebrate with Him eternally.

Oh, it may not be easy for us here on earth.  God knows that His followers have a history of being rejected.

However, if we hold firm, we shall surely conquer.

On this Feast of All Saints, then, kindly reflect upon the words of today’s Gospel:

When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain,
and after he had sat down, his disciples came to him.
He began to teach them, saying:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the land.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the clean of heart,
for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you
and utter every kind of evil against you falsely because of me.
Rejoice and be glad,
for your reward will be great in heaven.”  (Mt 5:1-12)