Christian Life is
no secret. Christ taught it to His Church both by word and example.
Ignorance of it can only be by choice. The Holy Spirit continues to instruct
the Church through the saints today. So we are left with ho reason to be
ignorant of it.
The way of
Christian Living is one and the same; but it may be presented in a multitude
of different ways, like a bouquet of flowers arranged in different ways, but
containing the same flowers. Christian Living may also be presented like a
diamond; the same diamond but different angles of dazzling beauty.
II. Frequent pretexts for not living
the Christian Life.
frequent excuse is the impossibility of living the perfection of Christian
Life in the world. So the knowledge of it was neither sought nor
Popes, bishops and
monks go to heaven because they live the fullness of Christian Life. It is
the same identical way that the man in the market place and the wife in the
kitchen must take to reach heaven.
Man also likes to
say that this way of life is only for religious and persons totally
dedicated to God. But then, the list of saints in the Church is made up
mostly of ordinary people: St. Thomas More, a lawyer and Blessed Barbie
Acarie, a housewife.
Let us throw away
such excuses. . .in truth, these are heresies and know that we can and we
ought to live the Christian Life in its perfection: "Be ye perfect as
My Heavenly Father is perfect."
Those who cling to
such excuses are like the multitude in the multiplication of the bread and
the young rich man who turned their backs to Christ. . .while keeping the
trappings of Christianity.