Morality: involves being Saints - Christians are saints and are called to be more holy

“At the beginning of Christianity, the members of the Church were also called “saints”. In his First Letter to the Corinthians, St Paul addresses “those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (I Cor 1: 2). Indeed, Christians are already saints because Baptism unites them to Jesus and to his Paschal Mystery, but at the same time they must become so by conforming themselves every more closely to him. Sometimes, people think that holiness is a privileged condition reserved for the few elect. Actually, becoming holy is every Christian’s task, indeed, we could say, every person’s! The Apostle writes that God has always blessed us and has chosen us in Christ “that we should be holy and blameless before him… in love” (Eph 1: 3-5). All human beings are therefore called to holiness, which ultimately consists in living as children of God, in that “likeness” with him in accordance with which they were created. All human beings are children of God and all must become what they are by means of the demanding process of freedom. God invites everyone to belong to his holy people. The “Way” is Christ, the Son, the Holy One of God: “no one comes to the Father but by me [Jesus]” (cf. Jn 14: 6).”

~ Pope Benedict XVI

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Living a moral life as a Christian involves* living in this reality*.

Christians are made saints -made holy by faith and being baptized into Christ. He is the way - the way of true life. Our morality must flow from being in him - it is our “walking in love” our “walking in the Spirit” as Paul puts it. It is being his disciples. He makes us Holy -saints - on this all Saints day when we celebrate all the Holy ones in heaven -let us remember too that we are saints and called to be so. In following Christ…living in him…living his Sacraments…a life of prayer and love and virtue …a moral life. Our moral life is our living this reality -it is our continued living of the yes of our Baptism…of our Yes of Faith – our no to evil and our yes to that which is good.

Let us live as we are – as saints.

“Indeed, Christians are* already *saints because Baptism unites them to Jesus and to his Paschal Mystery, but at the same time they must become so by conforming themselves every more closely to him.”

~ Pope Benedict XVI

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