What we shall be has not yet been revealed

Beloved:
See what love the Father has bestowed on us
that we may be called the children of God.
Yet so we are.
The reason the world does not know us
is that it did not know him.
Beloved, we are God’s children now;
what we shall be has not yet been revealed.
We do know that when it is revealed we shall be like him,
for we shall see him as he is.
Everyone who has this hope based on him makes himself pure,
as he is pure.

-1 John 3:1-3 (from today’s Second Reading)

“What we shall be has not yet been revealed.  We do know that when it is revealed we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.”

As young people, it’s only natural that we are constantly wondering and working towards what we’re supposed to do…who we are supposed to be.  As today is the solemnity of All Saints (check your local mass times—it’s a Holy Day of Obligation!), I thought it was fitting to reflect on this.  We may not have all the details figured out yet, but no matter our age, background, or anything else, what we do know for sure is that God is calling us to be with Him in heaven.

Translation: we are all called to be saints.

Whatever you find yourself doing in this life—going to school, treating sick patients, teaching middle-schoolers, raising a family, etc.—don’t miss your ultimate calling: to be with God and all of His saints in heaven.

Happy All Saints’ Day!