Holiness is Not About Being Nice
I used to think I had reached the peak of holiness in my life. I went to mass, confession and prayed somewhat regularly. I had studied theology and dedicated myself to a youth group and ministry. What could be holier than that?
Then I started going to confession more regularly with a spiritual director and having more spiritual formation, which put me into contact with some people living real, heroic holiness. And especially after having my second child (kids have a way of bringing out the worst in you…), I realized how I wasn’t as patient, kind or loving in general