“All Christians in any state or walk of life are called to the fullness of Christian life and to the perfection of charity."65 All are called to holiness: "Be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect."
66 In order to reach this perfection the faithful should use the strength dealt out to them by Christ's gift, so that . . . doing the will of the Father in everything, they may wholeheartedly devote themselves to the glory of God and to the service of their neighbor. Thus the holiness of the People of God will grow in fruitful abundance, as is clearly shown in the history of the Church through the lives of so many saints.67” -The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 2013)
All are called to holiness."
How awesome that ALL are called to holiness!...now, how do we answer that call?
First off, what do we mean by holiness? Glad you asked! The two things we should be focusing on if we want to grow in holiness are:
1. Relationship with God - we attain this by spending time with Him in prayer.
2. Patterns of life that lead us into right ordered relationship with God (The Trinity) and others.
Here are some good questions to ask yourself and take some time to reflect on:
Do I know God?
Do others know me and I them?
Do I live a life of sacrifice?
Do I live a life of joy?
Do I live a life of forgiveness?
Do I live a life of repentance?
What I do with my time?
How am I living my vocation?
What do I do in my work?
What do I listen to?
What do I watch?
Where do I spend my money?
Who are my friends?
Are my friends helping me to grow in holiness?
Do I help others to grow in holiness?
Our main goal should be, by God's grace, to live a life that flows from Him and back to Him.
To live a life of Holiness we need to know the Holy Trinity (God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit) more than we know the ways of the world...that is no easy task!!!
To live a life of Holiness we need to know the Holy Trinity more than we know the ways of the world."
So what are those patterns of life that help us to grow in holiness?
These are just some ways we can start to grow in holiness.
Are you ready to take action live a life of holiness?
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