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dc.contributor.authorKalb, Howie, S.J.en_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 668en_US
dc.description.abstractEvery year on the 2nd of Novembers we commemorate "All the Faithful Departed." (All Souls Day) The Liturgy provides for priests who may wish to offer three Masses that day. Many people think that this is an exception made for us so that we might pray for all of our deceased relative and friends since we have so many. And that's certainly true. But it's also a reminder for us to reflect again on those no longer with us, so we can ask them to remember and intercede for us. After all, we believe that even though they left their worn out bodies here on earth their souls are alive with and in Christ.|Let me explain. For example when we gather around the dining room table we eat and drink dinner which in turn is absorbed into cells nourishing our muscles, organs and blood. The food becomes part of our bodies. Contrariwise, in the Mass we gather around the table of the altar. We receive the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ by which we are spiritually absorbed little by little into Christ's glorified body. Each time we participate in the Eucharist and receive the Body and Blood of Christ we become more intimately connected with his divine life. Our souls have no measureable dimensions, so there is no limit to how many souls can be sharing in and with the glorified body of Christ.|On that day when Jesus receives our human life back through death we will then be totally absorbed living with and in Jesus. Fortunately, at this moment our departed loved ones are sharing completely in his divine life. Sharing such an existence makes them capable of having unlimited influence in obtaining God's blessings for whatever is best for us. So All Souls Day ends up being a win-win occasion for both the living and deceased.|We might tend to forget some of our departed loved ones months and years after their Mass of Resurrection. So it makes sense that at least one day of the year, we forget our problems and forego some of our activities to remind ourselves that they haven't forgotten us. By remembering them and praying for them today we remind ourselves that we have great intercessors with Christ remembering and interceding for us. On "All Souls Day" we acknowledge and profess our faith in the one "Body of Christ". It is awesome and comforting to realize that both the living and deceased are united in and with our Lord.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.subject.otherAll Soulsen_US
dc.subject.otherCommemoration of all the Faithful Departed (All Souls Day)en_US
dc.titleReflection for Tuesday, November 2, 2010:Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed (All Souls)en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitJesuit Communityen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorKalb, Howard E., S.J.en_US Timeen_US 31en_US
dc.subject.local1Wisdom 3:1-9en_US
dc.subject.local1Wisdom 4:7-14en_US
dc.subject.local1Isaiah 25:6, 7-9en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 25:6 and 7b, 17-18, 20-2en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 27:1, 4, 7 and 8b and 9a, 13-14en_US
dc.subject.local3Romans 5:5-11en_US
dc.subject.local3Romans 5:17-21en_US
dc.subject.local3Romans 6:3-9 or 6:3-4, 8-9en_US
dc.subject.local3Romans 8:14-23en_US
dc.subject.local3Romans 8:31b-35, 37-39en_US
dc.subject.local3Romans 14:7-9, 10c-12en_US
dc.subject.local31 Corinthians 15:20-24a, 25-28en_US
dc.subject.local31 Corinthians 15:51-57en_US
dc.subject.local32 Corinthians 4:14-5:1en_US
dc.subject.local32 Corinthians 5:1, 6-10en_US
dc.subject.local3Philippians 3:20-21en_US
dc.subject.local31 Thessalonians 4:13-18en_US
dc.subject.local32 Timothy 2:8-13en_US
dc.subject.local4Matthew 5:1-12aen_US
dc.subject.local4Matthew 11:25-30en_US
dc.subject.local4Matthew 25:31-46en_US
dc.subject.local4Luke 7:11-17en_US
dc.subject.local4Luke 23:44-46, 50, 52-53; 24:1-6aen_US
dc.subject.local4Luke 24:13-35 or 24:13-16, 28-35en_US
dc.subject.local4John 5:24-29en_US
dc.subject.local4John 6:37-40en_US
dc.subject.local4John 6:51-58en_US
dc.subject.local4John 11:17-27en_US
dc.subject.local4John 11:32-45en_US
dc.subject.local4John 14:1-6en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US IIen_US

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