All Saints is a day when we celebrate the living and loving family of God from every generation.
Today remember that you are God's Beloved Child.
Remember that you belong.
Remember that God's justice, peace, and joy dwell in you.
Remember that you are not alone.
Remember these words of St. Theresa of Avila:
Christ has no body but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes with which Christ looks, yours are the feet with which Christ walks, yours are the hands, with which Christ blesses all the world.
Take a moment today and read the following excerpt from scripture and pray the prayer below.
A reading from Paul's Letter to the Ephesians (3:14-20)
I bow my knees before the Creator, from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name. I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love. I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, for ever and ever. Amen.
Let us pray,
God of all holiness,
in your realm of glory,
those who are poor now will receive the kingdom
those who are hungry now will be filled,
and those who weep now will laugh and leap in joy.
Strengthen us by this vision,
so that, with the saints before us,
we may bring near your justice and peace;
through Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord. Amen.
Peace to you!