When a loved one dies, we often long for one more conversation, one more hug, one more loving look at the other. We wonder where they are and sometimes question our belief in eternal life. But I would suggest, and you would no doubt agree, that our beloved dead are still with us. Not in the ways they once were, or even as we would love to see them, but they are with us because they are with God.
In this month of November, the month when we honor the communion of saints and our faithful departed, let us pay attention a bit more to the movement of the Spirit and the presence of God’s saints in our midst. Their love for us remains with a bond that death cannot break. And their power to intercede, to lead and guide us, is testament to our belief in God’s communion of saints.