The Beatitudes are an open invitation to true happiness. All the Saints are a living proof that everyone can experience true happiness notwithstanding the challenges life throws at us. What the world sees as tragic or empty, Jesus sees as blessed: humility, mourning, gentleness, peacefulness and other virtues.
‘Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.’ We might have known people who were meek, who showed us respect by being warm, thoughtful and kind hearted. They might have shared with us, kind words of wisdom, encouragement and mercy.
On All Saints Day we are grateful for the lives of so many people of every age whose actions and words reflected their pure and kind heart. We thank God for through them we could savour a sweet taste in life especially during challenging times.
The prayer space we are going to do today is called Everlasting Taste– and to do it we need:
Take some time to think about a kind-hearted person who left a sweet taste in your life.
Close your eyes and thank God for this person and for the sweet taste he/she left in your life. You can also ask him to help you show respect to others by being kind in all you think, say and do.
On the sweet template draw or write a kind message. Stick your sweet template to the popsicle and place it anywhere so that it may leave a sweet taste to all who see it.