Only one tragedy in life

"Saints are not freaks or exceptions, they are the standard operating model for human beings. Because, as Leon Bloy put it, "life holds only one tragedy, ultimately: not to have been a saint." In fact, in the biblical sense of the word, all believers are saints. Saints are not the opposite of sinners. There are no opposites of sinners in this world. There are only saved sinners and unsaved sinners. Thus holy does not mean "sinless" but "set-apart:" called out of the world to the destiny of eternal ecstasy with God." - Peter Kreeft

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  1. "Because, as Leon Bloy put it, 'life holds only one tragedy, ultimately: not to have been a saint.'"

    I think this is what motivates Patrick Coffin's Catholic Answers Live sign-off signature: "Be a saint! What else is there?"

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