...is that we’re in communion with the saints like we’re in communion with each other.
The last three posts dealt with why Catholics believe we can
communicate with saints, why they have concern for us, and why they’re
able to help us. Today we’ll roll all three together and point out that
this is the same type of “communion” we have with each other.
We think nothing of asking each other to pray for us. We never doubt
that those who love us desire our good and have concern for us. We
sincerely believe that our loved ones’ prayers have a positive effect
If we have confidence in those around us, whose
hearts we don’t know and can’t judge, then how much more confidence can
we have in those who have been found worthy of the kingdom of heaven?
If we believe those who are here in this world can powerfully pray to
God then how much more powerfully can those surrounding his throne pray
for us? It would seem that the intercession of the saints should be a
first stop instead of an afterthought in our times of need.
This is yet another reason Catholics bother with the Communion of Saints.