The saints have made the journey we are called to explore for ourselves. They serve as extraordinary examples of the Christian life, and after Christ, they are the best role models, guides, mentors, and coaches for those who truly desire to draw nearer to God and work out their salvation (cf. Philippians 2:12).
Some may object, saying that Christ is the only role model necessary. But the saints are living and practical proof that Christ’s philosophy works. The saints show us that it is possible for a human person to be fully transformed in Christ. These rare men and women who emerge from time to time in Catholic history are proof that Jesus really has redeemed the world, and that he has sent his Spirit to empower us to make this great journey of transformation back to wholeness.
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