- 2 years ago
You all know how the Bible says "Cleanliness is next to godliness.", right?
Actually, it doesn't. That is a quote popularize by Sir Francis Bacon, Anglican and anti-Catholic.
What the Bible does say is that we are all to strive for holiness.
And there is the rub. Being holy isn't easy. Heck, sticking with your Lenten resolutions may sometimes seem like an insurmountable challenge.
And yet, if you want to get to Heaven, holiness is a pretty important requirement.
So what should you do?
You could get a library of books by spiritual masters:
Dark Night of the Soul
Story of a Soul
Imitation of Christ
Abandonment to Divine Providence
While I think you should eventually read many or all of these books, they may not be the best starting point on your quest for holiness.
Instead, I recommend a book by Peter Kreeft. Dr. Kreeft has been writing books for you and me for decades.
He's shown how You can understand the Bible
He's summarized the Sum