Short Steps to Sanctity

As we approach the close of the Paschal season, we see stretched out before our eyes a long expanse of liturgical time which is not, one might say, as dramatic as the time through which we have just passed.

There will soon be week after week of green vestments until we arrive once again at the first Sunday of Advent – and a new liturgical year. Then, we will perhaps sigh and think that, once again, the greater part of the annual cycle of graces has passed us by without having wrought that transformation in Christ for which we had hoped back when the last Alleluias of the Easter season were echoing in our ears.