Monday, November 1, 2010

All Saints

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.(Mt.5:3)
The poor in spirit. Those who have emptied themselves for Christ as Christ as emptied himself for us. When I think of my favorite saints...Paul, Peter, Augustine, Ignatius of Loyola, Francis of Assisi...they have all done this. They emptied themselves for the One who emptied Himself for them. They never gave up. A priest once told me that saints were sinners who never stopped trying. Satan doesn't give a damn if you sin, but he loves it if you despair after sinning. Never give up emptying yourself for Christ. Never stop trying.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, so true. Look at Judas and Peter, their actions not that different, but what did they do afterward? Judas believed that he couldn't be forgiven and despaired, Peter came back to Jesus, knowing that mercy and forgiveness are given.