I recently finished a truly moving book on the life of Mother Teresa of Calcutta called Mother Teresa Come Be My Light. In my ignorance, I never really thought much more about her other than knowing she was a saintly woman who did wonderful work for the poor. This book showed me, using her own letters, how much much depth there was there and how much we all can learn from her. One of her quotes which really stood out for me was her advice to a friend on how to become a holy priest:
“First thing in the morning, kiss the crucifix. Offer Him everything you will say, or do or think during the day. Love Him with a deep, personal, intimate love– and you will become a holy priest.”
Great advice for priests, but also for all of us.