Today is All Souls’ Day.
This is the day we set aside to pray for all the dead who have gone before us. Christians dead and living are all one body. Our love and work on earth can be a blessing to those who have died, just as their love is a blessing for the living.
All Souls’ Day reminds us that it’s good to speak about the dead, and to remember and to pray. The church continues the remembrance throughout the month of November and into Advent. Days are short and growing shorter. The growing darkness can remind us of the end of days, when time will be no more.
Today, let us remember all our loved ones who have died.