“But as it is written, ‘No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love him’” (1 Corinthians 2:9). November opens with the feasts of All Saints and All Souls and is traditionally the month when many Christians remember those who have gone before. Does this mean that November is a month of mourning? Quite the opposite! Both these great feasts are reminders that, as Christians, we believe that life does not end when we take our last breath on earth. We pass to the glorious mystery of eternal life which, as St. Paul tells us, is beyond imagination. We are called, not to fear or dread this passing, but to trust that all who die are transformed in God’s glory, to rejoice for them and to continue our earthly journey secure in the love of the God who promises these wonders.
by Karen Rose, OSB