Monday, January 13, 2014

More Pope Francis!

Here's another quote from Pope Francis before he was Pope Francis (Open Mind, Faithful Heart):

Holiness is not just a collection of virtues. Indeed, such a conception of holiness causes great harm; it stifles our hearts, and after a while it fashions us into Pharisees. Holiness means “walking in the presence of God and being perfect”; holiness means living in constant encounter with Jesus Christ.  

We can't just go through a check list and call ourselves holy.  Lists of virtues and rules and ideas can be useful, but only with the right heart and with faith.  God wants us to seek Him and seek His will.

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