My junior year of high school was a big one: prom, winning state in softball and confirmation.
Confirmation was a huge milestone in my journey of faith as a Catholic. Some may not understand or appreciate the walk, but it is truly a defining moment.
Part of the requirement to be confirmed, was to choose a saint. I did some research and quickly found myself liking St. Therese of Liseux or also known as St. Therese of the Little Flower.
St. Therese was an inspiration to me because of her will. She didn’t get what she wanted immediately, several times in her short life, but with persistence and determination she succeeded. She wanted to be a saint so badly, but felt she could never be good enough. However, after dying at the age of 24, only 28 years later she was canonized.
As you read through articles upon articles about her, you realize that she relied on small, daily sacrifices to increase her faith toward holiness rather than great ones. That is something that encourages me. Right now, I am not in the position to go on major mission trips around the world or even the country to impact a huge population. However, using St. Therese as inspiration, I can work harder at how I can make an impact in my daily life.