It is the manner in which each of us is called to share in God's life. Gerard Manley Hopkins invented the word "selving," to describe the process of realizing and manifesting our unique and particular vocation. . . . [Thomas] Merton continues, "For me to be a saint means to be myself. Therefore the problem of sanctity and salvation is in fact the problem of finding out who I am and of discovering my true self."

Robert Ellsberg, The Saints' Guide to Happiness