Friday, November 2, 2012

All Soul’s Day – A Gift of Humanity

by M. J. Joachim
Today is All Soul’s Day in the Catholic Church. Somehow, I can’t help but think of all the souls, so unexpectedly departed this week, because of Hurricane Sandy. Though I live hundreds of miles away, my heart has been deeply saddened and touched by those affected by this storm. 

It goes without saying that the pictures couldn’t possibly depict what is happening on the East Coast right now. Broken hearts, bodies and communities have never photographed well, in my opinion. Surface images, barely showing the tip of the iceberg, compared to what is truly happening in the hearts, minds and souls of people living there.

I can turn it off, like a lot of people who only see it on t.v. and their computer screens. However, turning off my human connection at this time would be unwise. Brass tacks…we’re all in this together, and while I couldn’t imagine what it would be like to lose everything overnight in a storm, I can relate to pain and suffering. We’ve all been there, done that, to some degree or other. 

Trivial things we take for granted. Faith helps us get through the big stuff.

Souls touching souls, through all realms of life…

Faithfully departed, actively in our midst or joined in prayer and love through the miles and worlds dividing us…

We are humanity, sacred and living as the Image of Christ through our souls. Love has no boundaries, only the determination to offer whatever it can, through whatever means are available. Don’t hold back your true self from others. Relate to them and let God love your actions into grace, which will permeate peace throughout the earth.

That’s all for now, kind followers. Wishing you peace and good cheer,

M. J. 

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Photo Credit:  Wikipedia, William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825 – 1905), Public Domain