All Saints

Thursday, November 1, 2018
Fr. Kyle
Homily transcription: 

It seems like the world is obsessed with superheroes these days.  On Monday I was at a movie with some of my priest brothers and 2 out of the 5 previews were for superhero movies.  I heard on the radio the other day that superhero costumes have dethroned Disney princess costumes as the most popular Halloween outfits.  What is a hero or a superhero? A broad definition is someone who manifests a superability or superpower, generally acts heroically, and is brave and self-sacrificing. 

  1. They were real.  You can’t take a pilgrimage to the daily planet to see the desk that Superman sat at, but you can take a pilgrimage to Aushwitz to see where St. Maximillian Kolbe

  2. They still have an impact in the world.  The story of a comic book series comes to an end.  But the story of our greatness continues on. The saint continue to be powerful friends and intercessors who guide us on our journey to become who we were made to be.   

  3. They don’t have any more “super powers” than we do.  What made the saints great is not some power from Kripton or spider bite, it was the grace of God.  The same grace that we receive in baptism, the same forgiveness we experience in confession, the same Body and Blood of Christ in the Eucharist is the same that powered the saints to change the world.  The saints show us what we could be capable of if we fully cooperated with this grace.

The world is obsessed with dressing like superheroes for Halloween and watching superhero movies.  What would happen if the world would be obsessed with becoming saints.