Life on the Chrism Trail

Homily for the Solemnity of All Saints

November 1, 2020
St. Patrick Cathedral
Fort Worth, Texas

Revelation 7:2-4, 9-14
Psalm 24:1bc-2, 3-4ab, 5-6
1 John 3:1-3
Matthew 5:1-12a

Time. We change our clocks this weekend to try and save some of the light that quickly disappears this time of year. We put on warmer clothes and spend a little more time indoors. In a certain sense, the setting of our clocks back one hour as part of Daylight Savings Time is an attempt by us to stave off the darkness that inevitably comes with winter. It is as if we barter with the darkness instead of turning to the light.

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