The readings for today are especially powerful, starting with this portion from Wisdom 3:1-3:
The souls of the just are in the hand of God,
and no torment shall touch them.
They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead;
and their passing away was thought an affliction
and their going forth from us, utter destruction.
But they are in peace.
As the Jesus said at the Last Supper, “I am the vine, you are the branches.” If you remain in Him, He will remain in you, and you are a branch on the Vine—alive always!