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October 31, 2010: 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

“What must we do to become saints? Nothing extraordinary, only that which we do everyday – only do it for His love.”

You spare all things, for they are yours, O God, who loves the living. For your immortal spirit is in all things. (Wisdom 11:26, 12:1)

God’s goodness is in all God has created. And, of course, we are part of God’s creation. We are filled with the goodness of God.
When Paul wrote to the Thessalonians he spoke of God’s goodness in them and his hope that the name of Jesus would be glorified in them, in all that they said and did.
All Christians, believers and followers of Jesus, are called to show forth the goodness of God by their lives. We are called to do that as well.

Tomorrow is the Feast of All Saints.
On that day, November 1st, we honor all those whose virtuous lives have inspired many people throughout history. They are called saints because through their words and actions they showed that they were filled with God’s goodness. We are also called to be saints.

Action:

Keep these words of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin in mind: “What must we do to become saints? Nothing extraordinary, only that which we do everyday – only do it for his love.”
If we love God we will show it in our lives, in how we speak and act.

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Sister Mary Beth Klingel

Sister Mary Beth is a general officer on the leadership team of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She has previously served as an elementary school teacher, pastoral minister and director of novices.

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