TEACHING DELIVERED THROUGH
FRANCES MARIE KLUG
ON FEBRUARY 1, 1983
FEBRUARY 1, 1983
“I WANT TO BE A SAINT”
“These words are spoken and sometimes thought, but few who even think about them realize the magnitude in which these words affect one’s personality or one’s nature, in moral values and moral standards.
To some people, ‘I want to be a Saint,’ would sound silly. To others, it might sound fanatical, or ethereal, or ridiculous. Yet if one were to say, ‘I want to be a doctor, I want to be a lawyer, I want to be a model, I want to be a pianist, I want to be a designer, I want to be an architect, I want to be an accountant, I want to be a scientist, I want to be a student of theology, I want to be a priest,’ no one would think anything of it. Why then is the Purpose for which God meant life such a shocking statement to so many people?
Let us take one step at a time in the order that such a Goal can be reached; first in thought, then in intention, then a plan consisting of:
Daily concentration on our use of time.
Improving on one’s conduct.
Constantly conscious of good example.
Awareness of wrong distractions.
Exercising effort on Spiritual growth.
Looking at the positive approach to prayer.
Using prayer in every practice of life.
Committing one’s self to specific devotions.
Examining one’s obedience to God’s Ten Commandments.
Practicing charity instead of selfishness.
Practicing kind works for the benefit of others.
Protecting what is right, what is good.
Serving mankind in helpful ways.
Awareness of the moral values to be stressed in conversation or personal habits.
Protecting the young.
Respect for the elderly.
Shedding selfish motives.
Kneeling in prayer.
Never forgetting to perform acts of thanksgiving.
Never forgetting to say, ‘Thank You, God.’
Aiding the ill.
Sacrificing time to help another.
Performing a full day’s work for an employer.
These are but a few attitudes, means or manner of beginning to direct one’s life in a solid intention to attain the Goal of Sainthood. Begin the groundwork as if you were going to school to learn a new vocation, and then put this groundwork into practice in everything you do, everything you say, and in all manner of living that you are involved in every day.”