"Let's have a merry journey, and shout about how light is good and dark is not. What we should do is not future ourselves so much. We should now ourselves. "NOW thyself" is more important than "Know thyself." Reason is what tells us to ignore the present and live in the future. So all we do is make plans. We think that somewhere there are going to be green pastures. It's crazy. Heaven is nothing but a grand, monumental instance of future. Listen, now is good. Now is wonderful." ~ Mel Brooks

Thursday, November 1, 2012

All Saints' Day

"I will spend my Heaven doing good on Earth". ~ St. Therese of Lisieuz
 I read in an article not too long ago about a Sunday school class that was learning about Saints. In it it the teacher asked if anybody knew anything about the saints? A young girl raised her hand and said, 'Saints are people the light shines through.'
Then......we are all Saints. We all have the light of grace shine through us all the time. I felt that this was especially poignant in that it really is a beautiful and gentle way to help our littles understand the festival of All Saints' Day. Our littles are still so connected to their Heaven. They feel the love and protection of their Guardian Angels. They can sense the peace of their God above. The relationship and connection is so different from ours, as adults. They don't need to think about it, question it, or worry. Our littles are so deeply connected and they just know that what they feel inside them selves is true and real. I hope to be able to keep that spirit alive in them  so when they are grown, they will have that deep sense of trust and reverence for their God of choice.
Today, our chalkboard drawing has changed to welcome in the Saints all around us. We will talk about what it means to "spend our Heaven doing good on Earth" and then have a visit to our local shelter to bring some goodies to those waiting for their forever homes.
Do you honor All Saints' Day in your home? I would love to hear how you bring this seasonal festival to life  xo

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