Do you know certainly from your garden or from your garden known small solar lamps that illuminate our paths, or courts. They work on the principle of capturing sunlight during the day and subsequent lighting at night. Although they do not provide a great amount of light, they will help find the right way in the dark. Today, the Church is bringing before us our saints. Who is holy? What is holiness about? Is holiness interesting for the people of our time? Is it interesting for us? Already medieval teachers of spiritual life have received similar questions from their students. And one of the things that these teachers teach and their students is: “Holiness assumed nature”
After all, people who are not of this world do not become saints. They were people who lived just like us, had problems like us, laughed, weeper, were fathers, mothers, priests, orphans, kings, cripples, … They were people of their time. But on the other hand, they had one fundamental thing in common: “They have heard the words of those who are blessed, who have tried to live it so that their words are fulfilled”. Often when we think about saints, we really say, “I can’t do that, I don’t know how to be like them.” St. Augustine in the fifth century also thought similarly. But then he realized that what he thought was right been pouring into him, and he realized, “If they did it, why couldn’t I do it?” He understood what God was calling him to do. Although difficult, but went.
But we know another type of saint. We call them “stars”. They are full of newspapers, boulevard. The whole Slovakia knows about which actress lives with this and the millionaire. This is what we are interested in, or what only some influential groups want us to be interested in, and they are glad when these outrageous people buy. But how many newspapers have been written in recent weeks about the girl Chiare Badano, who, at 19, was beatified a month ago and who died of bone marrow cancer. One day a tennis racket dropped from her hands, and she received a terrible pain. Doctors have found it has bone marrow cancer. A brief illness quickly deprived her of her health. It is given to us as a model because she could sacrifice her illness, suffering, pain for others. And when her doctors told her in severe pain to allow her to put on her pain plaster, she said she had nothing else to sacrifice to God except suffering. And she suffered her pain for her family and the Church. When her mother was crying at her bedside for her illness, she said to her, “Mom, I am happy to be happy, too.” This is a girl in jeans who lived in a time in which we too. However, the newspapers are silent about this. They will not give us a real star. Rather, they want to be interested in information from television channels that often belong to a channel. However, the newspapers are silent about this. They will not give us a real star. Rather, they want to be interested in information from television channels that often belong to a channel. However, the newspapers are silent about this. They will not give us a real star. Rather, they want to be interested in information from television channels that often belong to a channel.
And that’s why I started with an example of solar lamps. As these lamps shine alongside the sidewalks, the saints likewise show us the way to go. As if they were telling us, “Look, we have taken this path and brought us to heaven. Maybe these people don’t shout as loud as the stars from the front pages of the newspaper do. Even solar lamps do not shine to blind everyone around them. But they do. Gently, but still. Saints can also be such an auxiliary light on our way of life.
If they did it, why shouldn’t we, too? If we return to Adam and Eve and their failure in the devil’s temptation, there we actually understand what the devil was about. They lived fellowship with God. They were happy to be with him. They can be said to have been holy. And he managed to thwart this beautiful devil’s experience by lying. And since then, his purpose has been doing to us in every one of us in every sin. But God is waiting for us to want to be with Him again. Why should we be in the hands of the devil and not run into the hands of a loving Father? That is why He sent His Son. He gave us a helping hand in Jesus and also gives us the lights on the road in the form of saints and saints to help us go the right way to heaven. Let’s open the biography of the saint, or watch a film about one of them. And gradually we will see that what TV channels or disgusting slices offer us today will be recognized as garbage as opposed to what God offers us in His saints. Amen.
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