What is a Saint? What is a Mystic? A Saint is a person leading a religious or holy life and a Mystic is a person that has deep spiritual experiences.
God's desire for us is to become both Saint and Mystic. Does it mean that you must be perfect? The Saints were Mystics but they were not perfect. They were human beings with flaws just like us. Their struggles, hardships, and temptations the same. However, what set them apart from many was that they loved God with their whole heart and were obsessed with pleasing him.
The Saints were not followers of the crowd they were followers of Christ
EXCERPTS FROM WORLD YOUTH DAY 2000:
"You will ask me: but is it possible today to be saints? If we had to rely only on human strength, the undertaking would be truly impossible. You are well aware, in fact, of your successes and your failures; you are aware of the heavy burdens weighing on man, the many dangers which threaten him and the consequences caused by his sins. At times we may be gripped by discouragement and even come to think that it is impossible to change anything either in the world or in ourselves.
Although the journey is difficult, we can do everything in the One who is our Redeemer. Turn then to no one, except Jesus." ~Saint John Paul the Great
Saint Louis Marie de Montfort said that if he had not given himself totally to Christ that he would have been the worst criminal the world had ever known.
"I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone." ~Saint Francis of Assisi
"He calls us to be his: he wants us all to be saints." ~Saint John Paul the Great
"Do not be afraid to become the saints of the new millennium!"
~Saint John Paul the Great
"God’s invitation to become saints is for all, not just a few. Sanctity therefore must be accessible to all. In what does it consist? In a lot of activity? No. In doing extraordinary things? No, this could not be for everybody and at all times. Therefore, sanctity consists in doing good, and in doing this good in whatever condition and place God has placed us. Nothing more, nothing outside of this." ~Blessed Louis Tezza
"Not all the saints started well but they all finished well." ~Saint Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney
"Begin now...Believe me, don't wait until tomorrow to begin becoming a saint." ~Saint Therese of Lisieux
"Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire." ~Saint Catherine of Siena
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