ALL SOULS DAY
DAILY HOLY MASS READINGS
Wisdom 3:1-9, Romans 5:5-11, Psalm 23:1-6, John 6:37-40
My Beloved, how wonderfully comforting these verses are. The Church is truly good and wise in setting out a day for the holy souls in Purgatory. We remember our own loved ones and the innumerable souls that are being purified and are waiting in hope for the moment when their suffering will cease and they will at last behold Your Face eternally.
As we remember them today Lord graciously hear our prayers on their behalf and take every soul presently in Purgatory home to Yourself.
What a wonderfully encourage verse this is my Beloved, “Hope does not disappoint us because the Holy Spirit has been given to us, pouring into our hearts the love of God.” When You give Beloved, You give lavishly, generously, infinitely – You give us Your grace and Your love in full measure, shaken together and running over. How wonderfully good You are. While we were still sinners and unable to rescue our selves You died for us and saved us. We not have a powerful Intercessor at the Father’s right hand and He, ever mindful of the price paid for our salvation will not let Your death and Your sacrifice on the Cross be in vain.
This is why we pray with confidence for those who have died and are perhaps in Purgatory. They are members of Your Body and Your Blood poured out for the salvation of the world gives us hope that they will join the assembly of the faithful in heaven. You are our boast Beloved for Your resurrection is our sure hope.
My Beloved, this beautiful Psalm is a delight to our soul. It speaks movingly of Your tender, comforting, compassionate love for us. As our Good Shepherd You will ensure that we have all we need to take us home to Yourself when our earthly life comes to an end. We also have hope that those gone before us and are presently in Purgatory will eventually sit and dine at Your banqueting table. We have a foretaste of heaven at each celebration of the Holy Eucharist.
Thank You my Beloved for hope that our loved ones and we too shall all be united with You and in You eternally in heaven.
My Beloved, how good it is to know that in union with You the Father and the Holy Spirit desire the same thing – all of us who believe will be saved. You Sacrifice will not be in vain for those who have placed their faith and hope in You. As God raised You from the dead so will You raise us and fulfill the dearest desire of our hearts that where You are we too shall be and You desire it as well. We have Your assurance that no one who believes will be lost.
Those whom we have loved well on earth and have gone on before us even though still in Purgatory will be united with You. It delights You to share Your inheritance with us and on the last day, all the redeemed will be raised to eternal life. Those who believed in You will not be lost but are saved.