In addition to carving pumpkins, dressing up, and eating candy, today should remind us all of our call to sainthood. Why? Because it’s All Hallow’s Eve: the eve of All Saint’s Day! (which, by the way, is a solemnity/holy day of obligation—and that means that tomorrow we get to go to mass AND eat meat, even though it’s Friday )
We are all called to become saints (Only saints make it to Heaven!). For some of us, that might mean we will have our very own feast day on the liturgical calendar, but for most of us, All Saints’ Day will serve as that feast day. Tomorrow is the day the Church celebrates all of the saints— those whose names we know as well as those we do not know.
Speaking of our call to sainthood, my husband and I were blessed to be able to have our sweet little guy baptized last weekend. Tomorrow’s feast day is a special reminder of why. Like all of us were at our baptism, last weekend Tyler Jr. was claimed for Christ, and now it will be the task of my husband and I to help him in his lifelong journey towards Heaven.
Then one of the elders spoke up and said to me,
“Who are these wearing white robes, and where did they come from?”
I said to him, “My lord, you are the one who knows.”
He said to me,
“These are the ones who have survived the time of great distress;
they have washed their robes
and made them white in the Blood of the Lamb.”
I hope you have a holy Halloween and a blessed All Saints’ Day!