|"The Wise Virgins" by James Tissot.|
We seem to think the saints were perfect, but they were far from it! They too, like the five wise virgins, fell asleep at times. This All Saints Day is a day to realize that there are more saints than those canonized by Mother Church. They are the ones who had enough oil—love of God and neighbor—to keep their lamp burning until the Bridegroom came at their death. They are friends, family members, and even people who we could never get along with!
We are all imperfect and that is alright. God alone is perfect. He does not desire that from us but only fidelity and a constant striving to be ever more faithful to Him in our vocation (whatever it may be) as a Christian. Happy All Saints Day! May we be counted among them one day.