Previously Unpublished Sermon
Niceness vs. Sanctity
Conference On The
1st Friday June 2014, St. Norbert
Melchisedech was a priest, prophet and king so his life is a perfect foreshadowing of Christ. The only record in the Old Testament of a sacrifice of bread and wine was offered by him. St. Norbert lived a sinful life far from God but miraculously converted. This saint is a beautiful example of great generosity of soul. Saints are not “nice.” We can be very misled by judging souls by externals. It is not the niceness of a person and not even his knowledge that determines the sanctity of his soul. It is the love of God which makes the difference.