A saint is someone who has come to a deep understanding of the “truth of his/her life” and who has embraced this truth in love.
What is the truth of one’s life? It is to realize why I have been placed here on earth, to understand what brings me happiness, what gives me a sense of purpose and achievement, and to understand and appreciate the person that I am. It is to realize my uniqueness before God.
This truth, this blueprint then becomes the key to my existence.
Most of the time we spend imitating others and pretending to be what we are not. Also, social norms and parental expectations condition us. But all these are pressures, masks, which do not make us free. “The truth alone will make you free”, said Jesus.