Celebrating All Saints Day Today!

by Hilary Horn

Today we celebrate All Saints Day! We encourage you to also check out these great posts written a few years ago – One Protestant’s Reflection on All Saints Day by Kathy Hempel and All Saint’s Day: An Opportunity to Remember Every Day Saints by Lynne Baab.

Below is a beautiful poem written by Ana Lisa De Jong

THE COMMUNION OF THE SAINTS

He who sits outside time
wraps us in light.

We, a globe suspended in the sky,
are circled by the saints.

We circle the centre
of our solar systems place,

in an ancient universe
growing every day.

Yet we are still firmly
and tenderly held.

Secured by laws of gravity,
and grace.

We, who sit inside time
live tied yet to the ground

He, outside us where all is clear,
reigns in community.

We cannot know,
but sometimes have the strangest view

of a world beyond our grasp.
We sense a smile, we feel the robes

of ones gone long before.
It does not matter if we are yet to know,

enough we feel their presence.
The love of those who hold us close

in the communion of heaven.

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