The Thin Veil


This past weekend, Island United participated in the Foster City Halloween Spooktacular. It was a beautiful day to be in Leo J. Ryan Park. We had a lot of fun meeting the little, and not so little, ghouls, goblins, princesses, and cows. 

Hallowe’en, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day are a time where the veil between the world of the living and the dead, God’s world and ours, is at its thinnest. The harvest has come, the leaves are returning to the earth, the trees are going dormant. Here, the days are warm and the nights are cold. It is actually my favorite time of year. I think about warm fires and hibernation. 

This Sunday, we observe All Saints Day with a reflection on Matthew 5:1:12 – The Sermon on the Mount/Beatitudes. “Blessed are you….” I invite you to bring a picture or a memento of a beloved, living or deceased, in human or other form. We will call it all blessed for we are one in the Spirit and by creation. Invite a friend to join us on 1130 Balclutha or Zoom at 10 am.

Rev. Michael Cronin

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