“The Lord God, beauty, goodness, truth, tenderness, the fullness of love — all that awaits us,” the pope said. “And all those who preceded us and died in the Lord are there,” in heaven with God.
“On the feast of All Saints and before the Day of the Dead, it is important to think about hope,” he said.
The early Christians used an anchor as a symbol of hope, he said, and “to have our hearts anchored up there where our loved ones are, where the saints are, where Jesus is, where God is — that is hope. That is the hope that doesn’t disappoint.”
“Before sunset today, each one of us can think of the sunset of our lives,” the pope said. “Do we look forward to it with hope and with the joy of being welcomed by the Lord?”