If you’re looking for more general info on who I am, head over to my about page. This here is more my over-arching mission in life.
My mission in life is to leave every person and situation I encounter better off as I strive to one day be welcomed into union with God in heaven. If it weren’t for crazy Bay Area drivers, I’d probably be much closer to the beatific vision already.
To do this, I will to put the needs of others before my own, giving of myself in service as a witness to Christ’s love. I will work to be a good listener, to have an active prayer life, and to care for the mind, body, and soul of myself and people I encounter. I want people to feel treated with the dignity and respect every human being deserves by nature.
I know that I cannot give something to others if I don’t have it, so I will pursue a life of virtue filled with passion for what is true, good, and beautiful about the world. I will strive to be in the world, but not of the world by saying no to things that distract or derail me from this path.
I will prioritize what I am involved in, so as to be able to give fully of myself in the areas I choose to focus on. I will be a person of integrity in all my endeavors.
I will strive to give glory to God every day of my life by allowing Him to work through me. I will do my best to make this a reality by striving to develop the fruits of the Holy Spirit: charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control, and chastity. I will take deep breaths before getting into Facebook debates, because we know a saint they do not make.
As a young person with time and energy to share, and a passion for LIFE, I have no excuses. God has given me everything I need to be a saint, so it is my turn now to choose to respond to that call. I am blessed with beauty and goodness all around me, and I want my life to reveal that goodness, truth, and beauty to others.
I want to master myself through self-disciple and self-control so that virtue becomes a habit. I will work to conquer my bodily appetites and desires, because I don’t want to be a slave to them. I will be their master so I can better give my life to the ultimate master, the Creator of the universe. Because I know that in Him, life is victorious.
I will make a difference in the world starting with myself and the people I meet. I will be a person of action, not reaction. And I will run the race, fight the good fight, because this is what I was made for.
I want my life to end like a person collapsing after a marathon or a conductor barely able to stand after a glorious concert. I want to give my all without regretting wasted time. I want my hands to be scarred from giving because Jesus is all I need in the end. I don’t need things of this world to be happy, because we were made for a happiness this world can only give us a taste of.
In the end, I want to be able to look back and know that I made my little slice of the world a better place. This is a daunting task, but with God, all things are possible.