Monday, February 28, 2011

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta: The Decision to Be Holy

"In order to be saints, you have to seriously want to be one. Saint Thomas Aquinas assures us that holiness 'is nothing else but a resolution made, the heroic act of a soul that surrenders to God.'

"And he adds: 'Spontaneously we love God, we run towards him, we get close to him, we possess him.”

"Our willingness is important because it changes us into the image of God and likens us to him! The decision to be holy is a very dear one. Renunciation, temptations, struggles, persecutions, and all kinds of sacrifices are what surround the soul that has opted for holiness."

~ Blessed Teresa of Calcutta ~

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