Dear Friends in Christ,
As we approach the Lenten Season, we might want to focus on what are the characteristics of contemporary “Saints of God”– a role that we are all called to. Here are some reflections from Thomas Merton. “A saint is capable of loving created things and enjoying the use of them and dealing with them in a perfectly simple, natural manner, making no formal references to God, drawing no attention to his own piety, and acting without any artificial rigidity at all. His gentleness and sweetness are not pressed through his pores by the crushing restraint of a spiritual strait-jacket. The eyes of the saint make all beauty holy and the hands of the saint consecrate everything they touch to the glory of God, and the saint is never offended by anything and judges no man’s sin because he does not know sin. He knows the mercy of God. He knows that his own mission on earth is to bring that mercy to all men.