I Pray for Faithfulness

"I do not pray for success, I pray for faithfulness."
— Mother Teresa

The other day I came across this gem from Peter Kreeft:

I think nobody alive today is a more powerful agent of conversion than someone like Mother Teresa. You can refute arguments but not her life. When she came to the National Prayer Breakfast and lectured President Clinton about abortion, he had nothing to say to her. He can’t argue with a saint. It’s too bad there isn’t an easier way, because becoming a saint is not the easiest thing in the world. It’s much easier to become an apologist or a philosopher or a theologian.

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Simple Holiness

"Holiness consists simply in doing God's will, and being just what God wants us to be."
—Saint Therese of Lisieux

This is something I have pondered often, because motherhood—as any mother would attest—is far from glamorous.

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