Thursday, January 12, 2012

Be a saint!

Here is Bible Geek, Mark Hart as he reflects on how to be a saint. In reality, we are all called to be saints. It is our vocation. And below, ten quick reflective quotes on sanctity.

1."Become a saint, and do so quickly.” Pope John Paul II

2. “If you will look into your own heart in complete honesty, you must admit that there is one and only one reason why you are not a saint: you do not wholly want to be one.” William Law

3. “Do you know any better way to make saints than to be one yourself?” Peter Kreeft

4. “Be not afraid! Open wide the doors to Christ!” Pope John Paul II

5. “Do not be afraid to become the saints of the new millennium!” John Paul II

6. “I think nobody alive today is a more powerful agent of conversion than someone like Mother Teresa. You can refute arguments but not her life. When she came to the National Prayer Breakfast and lectured President Clinton about abortion, he had nothing to say to her. He can't argue with a saint. It's too bad there isn't an easier way, because becoming a saint is not the easiest thing in the world. It's much easier to become an apologist or a philosopher or a theologian.” Peter Kreeft

7. “If you are what you should be, you will set the world on fire.” St. Catherine of Siena

 8. “The saints are the only really happy people on earth.” Fr. John Hardon, S.J.

9. “The great saint may be said to mix all his thoughts with thanks. All goods look better when they look like gifts.” St. Francis of Assisi

10. “Holy communion is the shortest and safest way to Heaven.” St. Pius X