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November 1st: All Saints

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Gospel text (Mt 5,1-12a): Jesus began to teach them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven." When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain, and after he had sat down, his disciples came to him. He began to teach them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you falsely because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven.”

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today the Church honors all the people who have already crossed the border of time and are "living" in the eternal peace of Heaven. Our ancestors, family and dear friends are there! And there they are waiting for us! But where is "there"? How is this "there"? Saint Paul tells us that no man has ever seen or imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him.

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