Following Our Universal Vocation: Becoming Saints
It is the primary vocation of every Christian to become holy. God uses everything and everyone in our lives to bring us closer to Him and closer to holiness.
Proverbs 27:17 says, “Iron is sharpened by iron; one person sharpens another.”
This means that we are called to build each other up, not just to be stronger or smarter, but to reach our ultimate vocation of Heaven! Friendships and our families can truly help us become saints!
Saints Scholastica and Benedict were brother and sister. They would have holy and uplifting conversations and pray together.
So can we.
We can encourage one another and help each other when we are struggling with sin. We can take every opportunity to grow in holiness through our families as well.
Pope Saint John Paul II once said, “To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others.”
John Paul II is speaking about the opportunity we have to humble ourselves for the sake of another and make a gift of ourselves to our family.
This is the kind of love that God calls us to! Take time for the rest of the month of October to focus on following your vocation to become holy and to humble yourself for the sake of another person in your community or family.
Thus, this November 1 on the Feast of All Saints, you can celebrate in a very special way as an active saint-in-the-making!