What a hope-filled verse for this “mini-Triduum” of All Hallows’ Eve, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day! St. Paul describes how we fit into the unfolding of salvation history, highlighting the mystical reality of our relationship with the entirety of Creation. Together, with the whole universe, we are all works in progress. Led by the Holy Spirit, we find our way into the ultimate plan of redemption and glory that the Lord has for us. That may seem a little lofty; we may doubt that we have a part to play in this cosmic drama. Yet, that is exactly what Jesus invites us to be a part of, even in our everyday interactions! Saints are most often made not in great acts of heroism but in the love of neighbor, in the simplicity of prayer, in living a particular vocation. This is why Jesus calls us to be like yeast raising up the dough around us to be something greater. How will we participate in his Kingdom today?
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