The Goal of the Spiritual Life

The grace of self-knowledge opens the door to true humility, which is simply knowing the truth about ourselves in relation to God. This is the goal of the spiritual life: To thoroughly prepare ourselves by cooperating with Grace, to be united to our Beloved. This goal – union with God – is not a fairy tale, nor only for the saints of old. As Pope Francis has said, holiness is for all, for all states of life.