I’ve posted before that I feel like I can relate to the saints whose life stories also tell of their weaknesses, vices and struggles. When those three things are overlooked & just glazed over, I not only lose interest — but I even start to lose a little bit of hope.
But if a Saint, particularly the ones who struggled with things like anxiety or depression, can overcome those deep & dark feelings… I feel like there’s a little more hope for the rest of us — like their victory is tangible and actually within reach.
Because it is! We are all called to Holiness.
And this gives me hope:
“Is it possible that a saint — someone who has tasted the wonder and richness of divine love far more deeply than the rest of us have — could be troubled by a melancholy, restless spirit? Most definitely.”
Read more about the Saints & their struggles with depression, anxiety & grief here.