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The story is told about a wife who lost her husband whom she loved so much. On the day of his
burial, as a sign of her undying love and devotion, and with hope that they will still be in
communication, she slipped into the con pit her husbands cell phone. Imagine her surprise
when three days after the burial, she received a text message which read: Here na me. Follow na
you!
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Today is All Souls Day, the commemoration of the faithful departed. In todays Gospel (Jn. 14, 1-6),
Jesus tells His disciples: In my Fathers house, there are many dwelling places. Along with this is
His loving assurance that He is going to prepare a place for us, and that He will come back for us

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and take us to Himself so that where He is, we also may be. What a blessed assurance! What a gift
unto us is eternal life!

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Do not let your hearts be troubled. Death is one of the most painful, if not the most painful and
troubling moments of our lives. The pain of losing a loved one is never really gone. We just learn
to cope and accept in time. What makes our painful goodbye bearable and meaningful is our faith
in the resurrection and the promise of eternal life. In death, we dont say goodbye, but until we
meet again, in the resurrection!
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I have heard many of our formators in the seminary say that, during their time, when they were
sent to go to their foreign mission assignment, their parting word to their relatives and friends
was: If we dont meet again, see you in the resurrection! Indeed, our earthly goodbyes and
separation take a new and profound meaning because there is a resurrection.
The last line of our Creed says: I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the
world to come. Amen. We profess that in faith. But do we live in such a way that we will get there?
Jesus tells us today to follow Him so that we will make it there.
I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. We who are in this valley of tears must not get
discouraged with our trials and sufferings. Neither should we be too comfortable lest we forget
that there is heaven that awaits us.

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On a personal note, I look forward to eternity and to be reunited with my loved ones again. What
a reunion that would be! In that kingdom where there are no more tears, no more pain, no more
problems, and no more goodbyes, I look forward to singing our praises unto God, together with
those who have gone ahead of us. Too much heaven in our minds? Precisely, the thought of
heaven should make us strong in our resolve to live meaningful lives on earth. Eternal life should
motivate us to live beautiful, earthly lives.
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Someone once said in jest that there is no signal for cell phones in the cemetery. Why? Because
there are many dead spots there! Today, let us ask the Lord to help us see and revive whatever
dead spots we have in our lives, in our character, in our relationships. Today we pray that the
Lord will heal and cleanse us of whatever or whoever prevents us from truly following Him.

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Life is short, and death is certain. Someone once asked why we frantically hold on to our earthly
life which we cannot prolong, and forget eternity which we cannot avoid and which surely awaits
all of us.
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For those who are so engrossed in worldly treasures and agenda, remember, we carry nothing
with us when we leave this world. And for those who are so worried about death and dying,
remember no one among us will leave this world alive. Think about this: Only in God are we truly
safe and secure; anything else is false security; whether you are surrounded by mighty walls of
stone, a comfortable home, or a secure job, no one can predict what tomorrow may bring; our

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relationship with God is the only security that cannot be taken away.
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Eternal rest grant unto them O, Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in
peace. Amen. To this prayer we add: And may we, the living, live in peace! Let us not waste our
limited time in this world carrying hatred, conicts and unforgiveness in our hearts. Time spent on
negative thoughts, feelings and deeds is wasted time.
***
Let me end with a story about a driver who was on the lead funeral car bearing the con on the
way to the cemetery. He felt hungry. What did he do? He went to the drive-through of a fast-food
chain and because of that, some 20 cars behind followed him! Imagine the inconvenience and

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confusion he created just because he was focused on his personal agenda.


Today, let all people who are in public service remember that their personal agenda can affect so
many people in so many ways. May the Lord grant us good, seless and able leaders in our land.
Let us make sure that we do not follow selsh, greedy and uncaring leaders.
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available both from Apple app store and Google Play Store. Hear inspirational life stories, music,
testimonies, prayers, reections, and even jokes. Try it, and feel Gods presence in your busy or
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A moment with the Lord: Lord, help me to follow You now, and to eternity. Amen.

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