St. Jose Maria Escriva: “The saint is the sinner who never stopped trying.”
St. John Paul II: “Do not afraid to be saints”
We have what it takes to be saints.
We are called by name – chosen
We are saved by the power of the love of Jesus Christ
He reminds us that God is Love.
Think of the love that the Father has lavished on us by letting us be called God’s children, and that is what we are.”
Lavished - This means generosity.
To paraphrase Pope Francis; He doesn’t just grease us with his love. It’s an abundant pouring out of it.
So our response must surely be to be the best people we can be - or to at least try.
And indeed, the happiest people are people who attempt to live the beatitudes each day.
And as we go down through them, lived honestly, they are a recipe for happiness and contentment on the inside.
This I believe is what the saints did.