All Saints’ Day, also known as All Hallows’ Day, Hallowmas, the Feast of All Saints, or Solemnity of All Saints, is a Christian festival celebrated in honour of all the saints, known and unknown.
I am remembering my Dad who is with the Saints and Angels in heaven today. May all who have lost loved ones be remembered as people who were human and worthy of God’s love.
I am a proud member of the Episcopal branch of the Jesus movement. I believe in a afterlife for all. With that being said its still never easy to see brilliant and talented people leaving this life when there is still so much work to be done. When its someone close to your age it kind of rattles the soul. There are so many people who are close to us who were vital parts of our lives who have joined the company of saints and it makes life a little less awesome. Perhaps it is a reminder we all have a responsibility to make things great for people who rely upon us to carry the torch.
It wasn’t roses and candy for St. Valentine. He had it rough. Not a whole lot of love there.
All Saints’ Day is a celebration of all Christian saints, particularly those who have no special feast days of their own, in many Roman Catholic, Anglican and Protestant churches. In many western churches it is annually held November 1 and in many eastern churches it is celebrated on the first Sunday after Pentecost.(From timeanddate.com)
I am grateful for all those who have inspired me to be the person I am who now are among the company of saints. On a day like this it is good to remember those people who sacrificed and gave their lives in the service of their creator and for people from all walks of life. God bless them for they are Holy and worthy.
Valentine’s Day isn’t all roses and romance. There was a real person behind it. I can safely say he didn’t love how he left the world.