...is the saints prove the possibility of holiness.
I often excuse my poor choices by saying I'm “only human”. I neglect
to pray deeply because I'm “good enough”. Then I read the lives of the
saints and see that holiness is possible, even for humans, and it's not
about being good enough, it's about falling in love with my creator.
the stories of the saints and building relationships with them now
shows that not only are we supposed to be holy but it's possible. They
prove that we can do it and they show us how.
knowledge that anyone who wants to excel at sports needs a good coach.
We understand that nearly all professions today require years of
education. What makes us think that conforming our hearts and minds to
an invisible, universe-creating, society-contradicting God is easy,
doesn't require practice, and doesn't need mentorship?
poor, rich, healthy, sickly, old, young, smart, kinda' dull, or just
plain average? No worry, there's a saint who was very similar to you
who figured out how to become holy. We can't hide behind just being
human or feeling like we're doing good enough; the saints prove we're
capable of much more than that and they show us the path to follow.
This is yet another reason Catholics bother with the Communion of Saints.