Thought of the Day June 12, 2024 Perfection

By 10:23 AM

 "Christian perfection consists in three things: praying heroically, working heroically, and suffering heroically. St. Anthony Claret

What does this mean or look like? I think that St. Paul summarized this way of living in these words. "And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." "Heroically" is not meant to be understood from the aspect of quantity but quality. It is not the time we spend in prayer, or work or suffering, but the focus of our prayer, work or suffering. Some saints were called by God to greater prayer, work and suffering. However, most saints lived ordinary lives, doing ordinary things in an extraordinary way, namely, living a life in union with Jesus. That is the road for most of us.

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