Christian Hope Is The Answer To Humanity’s Destiny – Homily by Archbishop William Goh (01 Nov 2019)


The Feast of All Saints reminds us of our
ultimate vocation in life. That each one of us, there is only one vocation. It’s a
vocation to be a saint. And to be a saint is our ultimate calling, not just only
when we die and we go to Heaven and to be with Jesus. To be a saint already on
this earth, living the life of a saint as a foretaste of what is to come. And
that is the reason why I think the Feast of All Saints is such a beautiful Feast to
give each one of us our direction in life, our goal and our purpose and our
meaning and our ultimate destiny, so that we never fear life on earth. We don’t fear
death as well. At the end of the day, it is love that matters. We want to love. We want to
enjoy being loved. And that is what Heaven is all about. And we are called
to be His children, to share in His life and love. Already we have a foretaste
here with our loved ones, with our friends. But in Heaven, it would be really
a life of fullness, of joy, of love. And this hope of the saints standing before the throne worshipping, celebrating life. This is the beautiful
vision. The blueprint is already given. We just have to live this life as a
foretaste. And we must believe that this life is beautiful in spite of all its
hardship. If you have not gone through this life, you will never
appreciate Heaven. We want to be saints. To be saintly is to be down-to-earth. Try to
live our lives as meaningfully, as joyfully, celebrating lives, celebrating love.
That is what a saint is all about. No matter how unworthy
we are, so long as we know we are trying, we are doing what we can, the
grace of God will supplement the rest. Because salvation ultimately is because of God’s love for us.

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