Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
When Father Virgil Elizondo of San Antonio was asked about “Dia de los Muertos,” The Day of the Dead, he replied, “We die three times, once when the body expires, again when we’re buried, and a third time when we are forgotten. It’s the third death, of memory, that matters most.” So it is that we gather over the next couple of days to remember those who have gone on before us, those who now rest in the never failing arms of God’s love and forgiveness, those whom we loved, those who loved us.
1 Corinthians 15:51-57
Listen, I will tell you a mystery! We will not all die, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For this perishable body must put on imperishability, and this mortal body must put on immortality. When this perishable body puts on imperishability, and this mortal body puts on immortality, then the saying that is written will be fulfilled: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.