Thought of the Day April 17, 2018 Do not fear holiness

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“Do not be afraid of holiness. It will take away none of your energy, vitality or joy. On the contrary, you will become what the Father had in mind when he created you, and you will be faithful to your deepest self. To depend on God sets us free from every form of enslavement and leads us to recognize our great dignity.” (Pope Francis) Why do we resist holiness? Is it a fear of failure? God doesn't set the bar for us. We do. Is a fear of losing out of worldly pleasures? These come and go. What truly lasts is eternal. Is it a fear of suffering? Suffering is part of human existence. It can destroy us or transform us. Is it a fear of surrendering to God, of losing control of our life? At the end will we have control of our life? In truth, we are who we are in the eyes of God, nothing more, nothing less. We belong to God by virtue of creation, redemption and grace. Become holy to become fully yourself.

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