St. Therese had a saying, “Souls are more different than faces.”
I heard something similar growing up in Catholic school, under the wise and devoted instruction of glowing nuns in flowing habits who appeared to have vast insights into the mysteries of God. I listened intently, but found it difficult to believe that each of the billions of people God had created was absolutely unique and unrepeatable. But the nuns said it was true.
My friends and I seemed pretty similar as far as I could tell. We might have looked different, but I didn’t see how our souls could be all that unique. In fact, my best friend and I thought we were just about exactly alike.
But the nuns taught that each soul was created to reflect one of the Infinite Perfections of God with such beauty and intensity that even the angels would be in awe. And they went on to say…
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