Forged in Me 7 Oct 2019
In the next section, our Pope explains that saints do have flaws and imperfections in their life. And that is encouraging for me. I should not just stare into my faults, but rather figure out what the Holy Spirit
forges in me, as the Pope says it.
Rejoice and be Glad (Gaudete et Exsultate)
22. To recognize the word that the Lord wishes to speak to us through one of his saints, we do not need to get caught up in details, for there we might also encounter mistakes and failures. Not everything a saint says is completely faithful to the Gospel; not everything he or she does is authentic or perfect. What we need to contemplate is the totality of their life, their entire journey of growth in holiness, the reflection of Jesus Christ that emerges when we grasp their overall meaning as a person.
23. This is a powerful summons to all of us. You too need to see the entirety of your life as a mission. Try to do so by listening to God in prayer and recognizing the signs that he gives you. Always ask the Spirit what Jesus expects from you at every moment of your life and in every decision you must make, so as to discern its place in the mission you have received. Allow the Spirit to forge in you the personal mystery that can reflect Jesus Christ in today's world.
I need to receive a balanced view on my own life.