No, I don't mean for Blessed John Paul II. Or Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.
I mean you. I mean me.
We are called to be Saints.
I am feeling a bit overwhelmed at the moment. I am a bit sad about some news of a blogger who is suffering terribly. I am wondering what on earth I can do for a person I have never met and lives thousands of miles away. It is heavy on my heart. I am a bit overwhelmed at work. I am a bit overwhelmed by my family. It is none of it too much, but it all adds up to a Mary who is sitting at 8 p.m., just wanting to slip into my warm bed and go to sleep. (Which I will do as soon as I finish this.)
I looked at the website of one of my new favorite authors: Dr. Peter Kreeft. I read the transcript of a speech he gave in 1998. The whole speech was great, but a particular line hit me between the eyes:
Here is one of the most wonderful and terrifying sentences I have ever read, from William Law’s Serious Call, “If you will look into your own heart in utter honesty, you must admit that there is one and only one reason why you are not even now a saint. You do not wholly want to be.”I will reach out for God's hand to help me to get there. It is my heart's desire (someday, I hope, without reservations).