Welcome to our Month Of Giving Thanks! Let's start off the month by being grateful for this day, November 1, the Solemnity of All Saints.
What would we do without the constant intercession of the saints? What a wonderful day, what a blessing, to be able to stop and recognize them, and think about meeting them in person one day in the next life.
"In the saints, we are continually coming into contact, not with a diminished life continually curtailed by mortification, but with life at the moment of its pristine outpouring, with life at the moment of its burgeoning splendor: with life itself - a wellspring we are only now discovering...
A hero gives us the illusion of surpassing humanity. But the saint does not surpass it: he assumes humanity; he strives to realize it as well as possible...He strives to come as close as possible to his model, Jesus Christ, the One who was perfect man, who was man with perfect simplicity, who was man to the point of disconcerting all heroes."
A saint does not mean being more than human. A saint is the one who has become fully human.