Each and every person is called to strive for sainthood and sainthood is the opposite of being “just okay.” This means you need to live deliberately and take an active role in your spiritual life. You need to actively strive for sainthood.
Start fighting the temptation to be “just okay” and begin cultivating a Radical Catholic Life. Here are some very simple ideas that may help:
- Make the Lives of the Saints part of your daily devotions. You could read about a different Saint each day or even do an in depth reading of the life of one Saint. I recommend starting with St. Francis. You will find they are anything but “just okay”.
- Compare yourself to Christ and only Christ. We are called to be perfect like Christ and not “just okay” or even holier than other Catholics. We can’t be striving to do better than other people we know. This will blind you.
- Examine, examine, examine. Do not ever think that you are doing “okay”. If you think this then your are not examining your conscience closely enough.
- Remember that love is the goal. The Saints loved Jesus and that was the motivation for their journey toward perfection. We need to examine how much we really truly love Jesus. You don’t do things out of obligation if you are in love with someone instead you love generously and show extraordinary devotion.
You shall love the Lord with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with al your might. Deuteronomy 6:5