02 November, 2007

What it takes to be a saint

I rarely read Whispers in the Loggia, but today Mr. Palmo quotes extensively from a worthy homily delivered by a Deacon. One can summarize its flavor by the following snip (slightly out of order):

You should want to be a saint. And to be one, all you need is to want to be one.

Of course, if you only want to be a run-of-the-mill, average Christian, that’s probably all you’ll ever be. Every one can do just enough to get by. It’s not hard.

But the message Christ sends to all of us is an invitation to be something more. Don’t you believe that God will make you what He created you to be, if you will consent to let him do it? All you have to do is desire it. And God will do all the rest.

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