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All Saints Day

Happy All Saints Day, everyone!

"My dear friends, it is the example of the righteous that we must make our own. It is written: 'Seek the company of the saints, for those who seek their company shall be sanctified.' There is also another passage in Scripture which states: 'With the innocent you will be innocent, and with the chosen you will also be chosen; likewise with the perverse you will deal perversely.' So let us take the innocent and the just as our companions; for they are God's chosen ones."
-from The Letter of Clement of Rome to the Church in Corinth

"Again, eternal life consists of the joyous community of all the blessed, a community of supreme delight, cince everyone will share all that is good with all the blessed. Everyone will love everyone else as they love themselves, and therefore will rejoice in another's good as in their own. So it follows that the happiness and joy of each grows in proportion to the joy of all."
 -from A Treatise on the Creed by Thomas Aquinas