Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Best of Intentions ...

This is a blog that is near and dear to my heart, but it is also one which I have been neglecting. I'd like to find time to come back to it often in a contemplative manner and share the thoughts that the good Lord causes in me when I am reading and trying to appreciate scripture and other religious and spiritual writings. But my life seems always too full of competing forces and challenges and requirements and obligations so that I rarely get a chance to come and find the inner peace that one needs to do justice to such a goal. I'll try to do better, but I can't promise anything.

A Saint In Progress?

The process of canonization practiced by the Catholic Church is a process which confuses a lot of people. The Catholic Church does not create saints. God creates saints through the cooperation of the saintly and the grace God give that empowers them. What the Catholic Church does is test claims that certain people led extraordinary live of sanctity and the tests are rigorous and difficult and if upon investigation a person passes all the hurdles the Church declare them worth of veneration in a multistep process. The Church does not create saints because only God can do that.