“Sainthood is the call of all,” Father Brandon said in his homily.
Then he went on to tell a humorous story from his childhood – when his mother, frustrated at his youthful inaction in preparing to head off to school, cajoled him: “You can be a saint. It’s too late for me. But you, someday, can be a saint!”
Maybe it’s just the company I keep, but I’ve had a bit of trouble convincing folks that you don’t have to be canonized in order for today — All Saints — to count as “your” feast day.
I am scheduled to die on Saturday night.
Or more precisely, the character I play in an upcoming mystery theater production will be murdered (thankfully, off-stage. No dramatic ‘death scene’ for me!)