Saint amidst the chaos
I love reading the stories of saints! It always inspired me and intrigued me how they lived their lives or how deeply devoted they were to God.
One thing I noticed is if we look back into Church history we can find lots of interesting patterns. Take a look at very intense and chaotic times like the French Revolution, the Enlightenment, World War II.....etc. Look at the saints that arose in those times....they were POWERHOUSES! St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. John Paul II to name a few. Some became Doctors of the Church, others started movements that are still present today.
It's crazy to think what these saints went through or felt in those moments. I'm willing to bet it may be similar to what we feel sometimes today.
We look at the world around us and can barely find the words to describe what is going on. Things that we never would have thought we would be experiencing. Churches being closed, schools being closed, strict regulations, limitations, propaganda and lies in the media, persecution and attacks on the Church, immense confusion with our sexuality...the list keeps going!
I heard a priest say once that God brings out his greatest saints in the most difficult of times. Maybe this is one of those times now. Maybe God is permitting all of this chaos and confusion because He knows it will brings out powerhouse saints!
How is God calling you to be a great saint amidst the chaos today?