Sharing the Word for November 1, 2021 – Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time – Year 1
Today’s First Reading describes a vision of a multitude beyond number. They stand before God praising and thanking him for the salvation that he has conferred on them all.
All Your Saints
The presence or chorus of the saints—living and dead—reassures us that we never travel alone. They might say, “we got your back.”
Blessed Are All the Saints
Jesus left no formal religious rule for his followers. The closest he came was his proclamation of the Beatitudes: Blessed are the poor in spirit, the meek, the merciful, the peacemakers
Biden thanks pope for speaking up for the poor, fighting climate crisis
Pope Francis and U.S. President Joe Biden had an unusually long meeting at the Vatican Oct. 29, talking about the climate crisis and poverty, among other issues.