Each of us has a right to our greatness—to what we are called by God to be. Each of us is unique and special, but often we succumb to the demand that we be like everyone else. Our culture has taught us that we will be happy if we taste every pleasure and fulfill all of our desires. The reality is that only GOD can truly give us a sense of our own preciousness and only God can ultimately fill our constant ache and ease our restless searching. Our culture would call that naïve and idealistic, but it is the truth of the human condition. We become more miserable by ignoring it and denying it. Be courageous enough to be counter-culture; to take the road less taken; to be true to your best and deepest self. What a difference it will make in your everyday life.
by Roberta Werner, OSB