"If [a saint] was privileged to follow the Lord so closely on earth, to have even here and insight into the mysteries of God, how much more fully now in heaven will he be conformed to the Son and share in the vision of the Trinity! And how much more of all this will he be able to communicate to others!" (Adrienne von Spery, The World of Prayer).These words strike me as especially inspiring and hope-generating on the Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul. We usually expect from a saint's intercession some share in the particular grace that marked their life. Ideally, through that grace, we hope to be "conformed to the Son" ourselves. What is the grace the Church looks for from Peter and Paul? That we be "true to their teaching" from whom "we first received the faith" (from the Opening Prayer). True in words, yes, but especially in life.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Posted by Sr Anne Flanagan at 7:37 AM