How Can We Become Saints, Since God Made Us So?
How we can become saints is a question we should all ask ourselves every day that we live. The answers to this question are a never-ending one. It’s true, we are made to all be saints. God made us be one with Him forever in Heaven. We call this holiness, sanctity, or saintliness. But how and why do we do so?
First, we seek the truth and this is only discovered by faith. Faith is not just believing in something we cannot know or see for sure. Its not just wishful thinking. Faith is knowledge: Certain knowledge and trust. And we ultimately obtain faith by allowing God to speak to our inner conscience and reveal that which is true. This happens when two things are present. First, we engage our minds in the truth such as in the Scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the teachings of the saints, etc. Second, reading the truth is not enough. We also need the “gift” of faith, meaning that when we hear the truth, God needs to confirm this truth as “true” in our conscience. God’s voice first revealed the truth through the Scripture, the Church or the saint, but then God tells us, interiorly, that this is His Truth. When this happens, we must believe. When this happens, we are gifted with faith. We know, with deep interior certitude, that which God revealed.
Second, this process of coming to know the truth in faith is strengthened by prayer. When we pray, it’s like adding fuel to a fire. The fire, which is faith, grows in intensity. As it grows in intensity, we grow in faith.
Third, we must live what we come to know through faith. This is an act of our will. When we choose to live the faith we come to know, we grow in charity, holiness and saintliness. We become saints. Though this is a great elucidated explanation of the path to holiness, hopefully, it points you in the right direction.