Thoughts for Reflection from Benedictine & Monastic Authors

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2013 August 6 - Personal Holiness

Let us understand that we shall only be holy in the same measure as the life of Christ is in us. It is this holiness alone that God asks of us, there is no other holiness than that. We shall be holy only in Jesus Christ, or we shall not be holy at all. In that which is created is found not one atom of this holiness. Holiness derives from God by a sovereignly free act of His Almighty Will, and that is why it is super-natural. (page 32)

Christ, the Life of the Soul
by Blessed Columba Marmion