Today is Solemnity of All Saints. The Mass was a joy for all its beautiful readings.
- In Reading 1 from Revelation 7, John saw that God would put his seal on the foreheads of his servants to protect them, and that those who had survived the time of great distress had washed their robes in the Blood of the Lamb and made them white.
- In Reading 2 from 1 John 3, John tells us that the children of God shall be like God when they see him as he is.
- Gospel acclamation, Matthew 11.28: Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened and I will give your rest, says the Lord.
- The Gospel reading from Matthew 5 was on the Sermon on the Mount, the beautiful Beatitudes.
- During the Liturgy of the Eucharist, I was greatly moved when the words and actions of Jesus at the Last Supper were recalled.
- These three Beatitudes made up the Communion antiphon: 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.
It's just so beautiful to be a saint for God!