ALL SOULS DAY

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD 31st Monday of Ordinary Time November 2, 2020 ALL SOULS DAY WORD of the DAY Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and I will not reject anyone who comes to me, because I came down from heaven not to do my own will but the will of the one who sent me. 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. For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him may have eternal life, and I shall raise him [on] the last day.” (John 6: 37-40) How shall I live this Word? Looking at death as Christians is a very different thing from the widespread lamentation in front of an image worn by time, enriched by remembrances and affective memories. If many – perhaps most – look at death as the end of everything, at the cessation of every possibility, at the decay of every project, the Christian is called to read it in a different light....