Can We Be Perfect?
Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2015: “The way of perfection passes by way of the Cross. There is no holiness without renunciation and spiritual battle. Spiritual progress entails the ascesis and mortification that gradually lead to living in the peace and joy of the Beatitudes.”
Is perfection attainable for weak human beings? The answer is:“Yes!” but only with the grace of God, universal charity, the practice of the Beatitudes, and letting the Holy Spirit work in us through his Seven Gifts. As the Christian striving for perfection gets closer to the goal, he or she is filled with love for God and man, radiating the joy which is manifested in the Twelve Fruits of the Holy Spirit. We are all called to strive for perfection. Therefore, it is important to pray every day for the grace to achieve it. There is nothing in this life more important than attaining perfection in imitation of Christ Our Lord.