In Untold Blessing: Three Paths to Holiness, Bishop Barron outlines three ways we can progress in our call to holiness: finding the center, knowing you are a sinner, and realizing that your life is not about you (see also Centered: The Spirituality of Word on Fire, pp. 83-92).

Today, on the feast of his nativity, I propose St. John the Baptist as the ideal patron saint of the untold blessings that flow from a life of holiness. Because of his words and witness, John is ideally placed to direct us on these three pathways—to keep us centered on Christ, to remind us that we are sinners, and to help us realize that our lives are not about us but about God’s purposes for us.

Finding the center

Praise the Lord

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