Tuesday, November 2, 2010

All Saints Day

Yesterday was All Saints Day, a beautiful and powerful feast day in the Church. Here at our house, little Abby was sick so other than a visit to the Dr. we stayed inside - but this post isn't about our 3 min coloring session or story time, it's about something I tend to ponder every year on this beautiful feast day! About 7 years ago, a dear friend's mother was diagnosed with Cancer, I know we all know many people in our lives who had cancer, some have survived, other's haven't (the two pictures below are my cousin and a friend, both survivors!)
Anyways, I watched my friends mom take a step back in her life, reflect on God - the Scriptures, and truly hand over whatever time He was going to give her here on earth to Him and His Son Christ. I also saw her suffer. It was hard, but she did it so gracefully; hardly ever complained, looked on the positive side, gave it all to God.
Mrs. Wright died January 2007, and at that moment I started to think about All Saints Day. See All Saints Day is a day in the Church where we celebrate all those who are in Heaven, those that have been named, and those that have not. (A saint is someone who is in Heaven at this moment).
See God sometimes gives us trials in our lives, sufferings, that if taken with Grace (as much as possible) and offered to Him then sometimes I truly believe that has become some people's purgatory(time of purification from our sins so we can enter into Heaven pure) right here on earth. So on this Feast Day I think and pray for this large group of Men, women, and children who have suffered so much on earth with Cancer and how they are our "Un-named" Saints.
St. Judy pray for us!

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