Saints may seem larger than life, but they still had to do the laundry.
Yet in most ways, saints are just like you and me. They go to sleep, prepare food, do the laundry, go skiing with friends, drink beer at the local pub, surf the internet, or watch sports on TV. The main difference lies in the fact that saints generally do these things differently, offering them up to God as a sacrifice. In all things they strive to bring glory to God, no matter where they are or what they are doing.
If you want evidence, here are several photographs of saints doing “normal” things, highlighting the reality that sanctity isn’t reserved to the pious nun in her cell, but is in fact open to everyone, even normal people like us.
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