Holiness 101

In his homily just ten days ago at the World Meeting of Families Pope Francis said that, "like happiness, holiness is always tied to little gestures."

For many of us, that's hard to understand.

See, we've convinced ourselves that in order to be holy we have to start a religious community that expands to 600 communities in over 120 countries. You know, like Mother Teresa.

Or, we think that holiness is only for people who "work" for the Church - like my parish priest, or the pope.

But holiness is for me and you, too. And it begins and ends with the little gestures of our day.

So, today, try and be patient with the co-worker who annoys you the most. Invite your wife on a 20 minute walk to talk about her day. Call a friend who's lonely. Lead your family in a short prayer before bed.

Then, repeat.

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