What is a Saint?

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Nice, useful quote via Blue Lips:

“A saint is a person who practices the keystone human virtue of humility. Humility in the face of wealth and plenty, humility in the face of hatred and violence, humility in the face of strength, humilty in the face of your own genius or lack of it, humility in the face of another’s humility, humility in the face of love and beauty, humility in the face of pain and death. Saints are driven to humbling themselves before all splendor and horror of the world because they perceive there to be something divine in it, something pulsing and alive beneath the hard dead surface of material things, something inconceivably greater and purer than they.”

— Tony Hendra, Father JoeThe Man Who Saved My Soul (Random House, New York, 2004) Taken from the Prologue.

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