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dc.contributor.authorGabuzda, Richard, Rev.en_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 668en_US
dc.description.abstractNothing Lost||One of our great human fears is the fear of losing something/someone, or of being lost ourselves. Children fear when their parents seem far away; parents hold on tight to little hands lest they lose their children in a crowd. We check and double check to make sure we know where the house keys or the car keys are. Don't lose that credit card or you'll be in trouble! Keep the GPS handy in case you get lost!|How significant that we describe the death of a family member or close friend as "losing" someone. The ever present absence, the sound of the voice remembered but not really heard, the quirks and habits that were so much a part of everyday life, now gone. There is much that is lost.|On this All Souls Day, consolation pours into the lost places of our hearts: "The souls of the just are in the hand of God." "I fear no evil for you are with me." And most poignantly, "And this is the will of the one who sent me, that I should not lose anything of what he gave me, but that I should raise it on the last day."|In the Lord, nothing, no one is lost. The precious gift of faith, the fruit of Jesus' sacrificial death and resurrection, assures us that in him, all that is good, precious and treasured remains-for eternity. Even for those whose ending left behind "unfinished business," our faith knows the love of God which strengthens and purifies the good and burnishes away all that gets in the way of perfect love and communion.|We pray today that this communion may be abundant and that through the gift of faith and in the sacramental life, we may be consoled and strengthened until we are fully reunited with those whom we love.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 Friday, November 2, 2012: 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.unitUniversity Collegeen_US
dc.program.unitInstitute for Priestly Formationen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorGabuzda, Richard J., Rev.en_US Timeen_US 30en_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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