Daily Gospel Reflection for November 2, 2017 - All Souls' Day


Today’s Gospel: John 6:37-40 – All Souls’ Day

Death never goes away. And every year, on this day, we’re reminded of those who have died before us.

It’s a bittersweet moment, really. In some ways, it’s jarring. There are still bowls of Halloween candy around, after all.

And yet, isn’t that the way of life? In today’s Gospel, Jesus reminds us that He “will not reject anyone who comes to me.” He states, very clearly, that He wants to “raise [us]on the last day.”

There will be plenty of pain and sorrow before that day. It won’t be easy.


What’s one thing you can do today for your eternity?


Lord, hold those who have gone before me close today. Lead me closer to your heart as I pray for them. Amen.

Copyright 2017 Sarah Reinhard

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When she’s not chasing kids, chugging coffee, or juggling work, Sarah Reinhard’s usually trying to stay up read just one…more…chapter. She writes and works in the midst of rural farm life with little ones underfoot. She is part of the team for the award-winning Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion, as well as the author of a number of books. You can join her for a weekday take on Catholic life by subscribing to Triple Take, from Our Sunday Visitor.

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