We Are All Saints

Father Bob’s homily 11/1 weekend…

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All Saints Day B

Why do we hear the Beatitudes on the Feast of All Saints? Well, for all the beauty of the beatitudes, we by now recognize there is an edge to them, a dark tinge.  We recognize that we do not invite all these “blessings” in our lives.  We do not want to be poor, we do not want to be known as meek, we certainly do not want to mourn.  When was the last time you said, “I had a great day except that nobody persecuted me.”

Knowing that the Saints are the ones who chose the tougher path, who endured the mourning and the persecution and indeed even martyrdom, one would have to conclude that is what made them saints. And you would be half right.  The truth is that they already knew they were saints and were able to love like the belonged to the…

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