Think big! I have heard that statement many times in my life. I have been in numerous meetings in both secular business and church related endeavors where we have been told to think big, dream big, see the big picture, brainstorm with no limitations, and so forth. I am all for living life to the full and pursuing sanctity with vigor. Sometimes we are challenged to do big things, but most of the time we are simply called to do the mundane chores of life in a faithful manner. These daily tasks provide us with the opportunity to grow in faithfulness and love in a style that seems pretty ordinary.
The saints throughout history have pursued holiness in a variety of ways, but one characteristic present in each of them appears to be singleness of purpose. They desired sanctity. Regardless of their state in life, single or married, clergy or laity, their focus was to grow in union with God. Do we have that kind of focus in our own lives? Do we have the burning desire to be saints? We may not be called to do extraordinary things on a regular basis, but we can be assured that we are being called to do the ordinary things of life extraordinarily well.
Is anyone hungry for a lollipop?