Monday, April 21, 2008

Requirements for Sainthood

"Being a saint is being who you were meant to be: a frail human being keeping the Commandments, especially the new one. It's loving when you are not loved in return. It's being patient when you want to hit somebody on the head. It's loving your family as they are, not as you want them to be. It's not letting the disappointments in your life crush you. The challenge of Christianity is to have fortitude in suffering; to stand for the truth even if you have to stand alone; to be undeterred by obstacles; to know that there is a big world out there and you are a weak, little person. But God is looking for weakness so His power can be manifest -- He needs you!" __Mother M. Angelica, EWTN Newletter 275

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