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DG BookGospel: Luke 14:1-6
One Sabbath Jesus had gone to eat a meal in the house of a leading Pharisee, and he was carefully watched.
In front of him was a man suffering from dropsy; so Jesus asked the teachers of the law and the Pharisees,
“Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath, or not?” But no one answered.

Jesus then took the man, healed him, and sent him away. And he said to them, “If your lamb or your ox falls into a well on a Sabbath day,
who among you doesn’t hurry to pull it out?” And they could not answer.

For some days now we have been listening to St. Paul’s message to the Ephesians. Today we turn our attention to his letter
to the Philippians. St. Paul begins this letter by calling the Philippians “saints!” How timely! In a couple of days we
shall be celebrating “All Saints Day” and “All Souls Day.”” It is a good time to rejoice in our vocation, our call to holiness,
our call to become “saints!”
I love this letter of St. Paul! In this letter he opens his heart and reveals his tender affection for the community of believers in Philippi.
He assures them of his prayers as he remembers with joy and gratitude their love for him and their cooperation with him when he was with them.
As we draw closer to “All Saints Day” and “All souls day” our thoughts go to loved ones who have shared our lives. We remember our beloved dead.
We are reminded to pray for them as we hope and pray that our beloved dead may be coun­ted amongst the “Saints” in heaven.
When, therefore, in the next days we go to visit our beloved dead in our cemeteries let us rea­lize that we go to a sacred ground,
“Campo Santo,” in order to pray.

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