It's All Souls. It's November. It's the Month of the Faithful Departed. And it is natural that our memory goes today in particular to our deceased loved ones, whom we have entrusted to the love and eternity of the Lord. From our family members who are now gone – our parents and grandparents, from our siblings, from our uncles and aunts – we learn about the eternal love of God, which and which alone keeps alive those whom He loves, after having welcomed them with His forgiveness.
Saint Paul says that “all things work for good for those who love God” (Romans 8:28). As things happened throughout history, the events of a nation, even disastrous ones, have always been and will continue to be steered by God for the accomplishment of His saving plan – for that nation, people, country, and ultimately, for the entire human race.
Having a servant’s heart means sharing God’s gifts with our neighbors. Join us with your servant’s heart when you make a monthly recurring gift to the Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal at www.JesusChangesEverything.church or call (503) 233-8336.
“But who do you say that I am?” Our Blessed Lord asked the question not for Himself, but for Peter, for the Apostles and for us. With this question He invites Peter and us into the mystery of His life.