You were made to be great.
But I don't think you believe me.
Actually, the more I ask those around me "What type of great saint are you going to be?" the more I find that this is not something most people think about. And I get it -- each day is hard enough, busy enough, emotionally exhausting enough that thinking about being great or a saint or both is too taxing spiritually. After all, the present moment is overwhelming most of the time on its own.
But strip back the layers of your life. Sit in silence. Drive out in the country for an hour. Go get lost. When we do this -- when we get away from all the noise -- you and I discover that something at our core seeks more than a cup of coffee in the morning and going out to eat for dinner once a week. We desire more than sitting on the couch turning off our intellect as we are consumed by prime time television. No, when we sit in silence, when we get away from it all, we find that there is something inside of us that yearns for greatness and that we are settling for too little with our life.
Try it for yourself.
Don't just read about your Catholic-Christian faith, live it. Then pray this prayer:
"Lord, I give you permission to remove everything in my life that is keeping me from becoming a great saint; the person you thought of when you created me."