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Liturgical day: November 1st: All Saints

Gospel text (Mt 5,1-12a): Jesus spoke and began to teach them: «Fortunate are those who are poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven». When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up the mountain. He sat down and his disciples gathered around him. Then he spoke and began to teach them: «Fortunate are those who are poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Fortunate are those who mourn, they shall be comforted. Fortunate are the gentle, they shall possess the land. Fortunate are those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they shall be satisfied. Fortunate are the merciful, for they shall find mercy. Fortunate are those with a pure heart, for they shall see God. Fortunate are those who work for peace, they shall be called children of God. Fortunate are those who are persecuted for the cause of justice, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Fortunate are you, when people insult you and persecute you and speak all kinds of evil against you because you are my followers. Be glad and joyful, for a great reward is kept for you in God. This is how this people persecuted the prophets who lived before you».

Illustration: Francesc Badia

Today the Church honors all the people who has already crossed the border of time and are "living" in the eternal peace of Heaven. There are our ancestors, family and dear friends! And there they await us! But where is "there"? How is this "there"? Saint Paul tells us that no man has not seen nor imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him.

- Imagine a world where God is "everything for all" (where everyone admires the greatness of God and thinks about the others): it’s the world of the poor in spirit! (just those who don’t live full of themselves as "self-sufficient ghosts").