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Who is the greatest saint?


Would you know who is the greatest saint in the world?

It is not he who prays most or fasts most; it is not he who gives most alms or is most eminent for temperance, chastity, or justice; but it is he who is always thankful to God, who wills everything that God wills, who receives everything as an instance of God’s goodness and has a heart always ready to praise God for it.

That is not me.

Honestly, it’s still sometimes hard for me to even imagine those words as true, that God really cares more about whether I care, than about what I do.

Because he knows that when I care, I will do.

I want to care more. Plus pray more. Fast more. Give more alms.

But I want most to want more to be thankful, to see more of God’s goodness, and to have a heart more ready to praise God.

To love the most.

That’s the greatest.

If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don't love, I've gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I'm bankrupt without love.

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

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Do you struggle to believe it’s more about the being than the doing?



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