A Little Sunday in Every Day
Holiness means following Jesus Christ, imitating Him in thoughts, feelings, words and deeds. It means loving God and neighbor, with a love that gives rise to other virtues, such as humility, justice, integrity, and solidarity.
Holiness is attained only with God’s assistance and our constant striving. The teaching that everyone is called to holiness was at the heart of the Second Vatican Council, which was enormously influential in shaping the Catholic Church’s understanding of what it means to be a follower of Christ in the modern world.
To learn as a Church, as a family together, how to be like Jesus Christ – by working hard and well, honestly and fairly, in order to love and serve God and other people. This way we will make our work holy, and help sanctify the world from the inside. We will make the Gospel present in all our activities, whether brilliant or humble and hidden. In God’s eyes, what matters is the love we put into our work, not its success in terms of money or fame.
They are divine filiation (awareness of being a child of God and acting accordingly), ordinary life (finding God in everyday things), charity and apostolate (like the early Christians, giving witness to their faith and helping others to know Christ), love for freedom (in anything that is not a matter of faith each person makes their own decisions and takes responsibility for them), prayer and sacrifice (trying to have a constant dialogue with God and being ready to put their interests and those of others before their own) and unity of life (trying to live their faith in every aspect of their life).