A Happy All Saints Day to All

Today is All Saints Day (come see some All Saints Day Traditions), and even though it is not a Holy Day of Obligation this year, it is still an important solemnity of the Church. The Communion of the Saints is a profound doctrine of the Church, and many ask “why do you need the saints to pray for you, when you can pray to Christ?” I suppose in the grand scheme of things a person doesn’t “need” someone else praying for them, since God can do whatever he wants independent of our requests. However, the way I see it, the saints come with Jesus. You can’t have Jesus without the saints (or without fellow believers). This is the nature of communion, the tight knit connection we have with fellow believers. This is why when you do good or bad things to others, you do good or bad things to Jesus, because of communion.