Solemnity of All Saints

Date: 
Friday, November 1, 2019
Speaker: 
Fr. Kyle
Homily transcription: 

Follow the direction of the saints, and we will be on the road to joy and fulfillment.  Follow our own direction, we will probably be lost. 

Last spring, I was driving with a priest friend down to Kansas City for the Big XII basketball tournament.  Right about the time we got into the city, the GPS on our cellphones lost signal and we had no directions.  What did we do?  Well the same thing anything any 30-guys would do.  We tried to figure it out on our own and we did not, at any cost, stop to ask directions.  Needless to say, we were profoundly lost.

Today we celebrate the feast of All Saints.  The saints can serve as a sort of spiritual GPS.  They give us direction and show us the way to live lives of authentic love and joy.  Examples of humility like Terese of Lisieux and St. Joseph; examples of selfless service to the poor like Mother Teresa and St. Francis; examples of courage in the face of adversity like John Paul II and Maximillian Kolbe; and, my favorite, examples of sinners becoming saints like St. Paul and St. Augustine.   These saints are like a spiritual GPS which can lead us in a life of holiness and, some day, to heaven. 

When I was in Kansas City with my priest friend, our phones eventually did get service again and we were able to make it to the promised land of the Sprint Center to see the opening games of the Big 12 tournament.  But with out that direction, we were profoundly lost.  The saints are our spiritual GPS. 

Follow the direction of the saints, and we will be on the road to joy and fulfillment.  Follow our own direction, we will probably be lost.