All Saints Day 2023
St. John expresses God’s love and mercy for the Hebrews in today’s passage from the Apocalypse, but it is also a call for all men. Every man is called to be a saint. The origins of this feast go back to the beginning of time, because even the angels are included today. We gain innumerable graces when we imitate the saints. Today we also make up for neglecting the saints throughout the previous year. One soul is worth more than all the rest of creation. It is not only possible but necessary for us to be saints. We must be Christians, not in name only, but we must be truly Christlike.