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Wisdom 3:1 But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and no torment will ever touch them.
Following prayers, the crowd venerated the relics of the saint. I saw a speck of bone encased in gold and a pair of gloves worn by the martyr on the day he died. Both seemed small and vulnerable—very much human, very much like me. I reached into my coat pocket to touch my own gloves.
In that tender and tactile moment, I realized how very human are the saints of the Church and how their humanity gives us a fuller image of God’s plan. As I left the church, I couldn’t help but sing a song of the saints of God. God help me to be one too.
MOVING FORWARD: Remember your favorite saint in your prayer time today.
Today the Church remembers All Saints.