I pray your Hallowe’en was filled with happy spirits. As I write this, the Annual Dia de Los Muertos Celebration and Festival of Altars is happening at Potrero del Sol Park in San Francisco. This gift from our siblings of Mexican descent, a blend of Mesoamerican ritual, European religion, and Spanish culture with roots dating 3000 years back to pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, is a holiday where families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion that includes food, drink, and celebration.
This Sunday, we will commemorate All Saints Day. I invite us not only to celebrate the traditional saints of the church but the saints within our individual lives and Island United. If you have any mementos or photos that you would like to share on the altar and with the community (if you are attending by Zoom, we’ll ask you to share on camera) of a beloved saint – deceased or living – in your life, please bring it. And if you are comfortable, I will ask you to share a brief oral description. I will be reflecting upon Luke 6:20-31 “The Blessings and the Woes”.
See you at 10 am Sunday, in person or on Zoom.
Let’s keep marching in!
Rev. Michael Cronin