We see this integrity manifest in the great saints who proclaim Christ by their lives. What heart would not be stoked to love by a sister like Saint Therese of Lisieux or a brother like Saint Ignatius? Who would not grow more selfless with Saint Francis as a neighbor or Joseph of Nazareth as a co-worker?
If living in the company of saints would be a blessing, would not our own holiness be likewise for everyone we encounter? This is the vocation we all receive in baptism. No one could give a greater gift to his family and friends, co-workers and neighbors—or indeed, to his nation—than to live a life worthy of the Sonship he shares with Christ through baptism. Nothing has more radical public consequence than holiness.
By living faithful lives of radical conversion we give public testimony to the Truth who is Christ, who alone reveals man to himself. As such, there can be no greater citizen than one who is, as St. Thomas More put it, “the king’s good servant, and God’s first.” There can be no greater citizen than a saint.