Maybe that’s what holiness looks like for us in this somewhat cynical century. The wisdom of our “holy fools” lies not in their ability to sniff out and name others’ shortcomings. Rather, their wisdom lies in a learned love of others, a love which would sooner pardon than pin down. Why? Because they know their demons, own them, and ask God for help to keep them tamed. They have experienced – and wish to be stewards of – that unsurpassed, forgiving love that God has for each of us from the first. This God who knows all of our resistances and limits, and loves us all the more.
Joe Simmons, SJ, The Wisdom of Holy Fools, The Jesuit Post.