Francis of Assisi on Holiness

Holiness is not an accomplishment of the self, nor a fullness which one gives oneself. It is first of all an emptiness which one discovers and accepts, and which God comes to fill in the measure that the person opens himself to His fullness... To contemplate the glory of God... to discover that God is God, eternally God, beyond what we are or can be, to rejoice fully in what he is, to be in ecstasy before his eternal youth and to thank him forĀ  himself, for his unfailing mercy, that is the most … [Read more...]