SSS REFLECTION FOR NOV 2. – ALL SOULS DAY.
We can help the Holy Souls in Purgatory pass more quickly over the great divide that separates them from God by making reparation for sin. We can thus also shorten our own passage through this waiting room of heaven. If we are generous in our spirit of penance, in the offering of our sufferings and in our love for the sacrament of Confession, with the help of grace we may enter straight away into heaven. This is the case with the saints whose living example we can accept as an open invitation to spur us on. Their example stimulates our own desire to help make up for the effects of personal sin in the lives of countless souls.
SSS Gospel Commentary for the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time ·Tuesday
Luke 14: 15-24
“Go out into the highways and hedges, and make them come in, so that my house may be filled.”These words of Christ applied, in the first place, to the rejection of the Hebrews of his time in favor of the Gentiles.But we can also apply this to our present situation.
God wants all men to be saved.We must go out in search of these people.No matter how far a person may seem from God, we should never give up.Our role is like the servants of the parable – to go out into the highways and hedges.We must not wait for people to come to God; we must go in search of them.