On Being Holy (or not): Becoming A Saint

Here’s a little reflection from one of my greatest sources of inspiration: Thomas Merton. In his renown book, New Seeds of Contemplation, Merton writes the following, which I think is a fine point of reflection for all of us.

Be content that you are not yet a saint, even though you realize that the only thing worth living for is sanctity. Then you will be satisfied to let God lead you to sanctity by paths that you cannot understand. You will travel in darkness in which you will no longer be concerned with yourself and no longer compare yourself to other [men and women]. Those who have gone by that way have finally found out the sanctity is in everything and that God is all around them. They suddenly wake up and find that the joy of God is everywhere.

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One Response to “On Being Holy (or not): Becoming A Saint”

  1. Very Good. I’ve never read that quote before but I really like it. It says a lot about what our attitude should be like. Thanks.

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