Who do you look up to? Who are your heroes?

And, I’m not just talking about the people that you ‘Follow’ or ‘Like’ or watch because they’re entertaining. But, who are the men or women that you see and think – I want to be like them.

In sports or business, we see our heroes and we want to be like them, so the logical conclusion then is to do what they do.

It’s no different for matters of faith. The saints and other holy men and women are our heroes, mentors, and guides. If we want to be like them (i.e. holy), we must do what they do.

And, I don’t mean here that by simply praying the rosary or attending daily Mass we’ll become Saints. But, these actions are part of our end of the bargain – the effort we must put in to show up with an open heart. By persevering in this effort, we open ourselves up to God’s graces which can move closer to Sainthood.

But, with anything that requires effort, it comes back to the Why. Why do we do what we do?

Taking courses isn’t just for the grade, but to actually grow our knowledge and skills. Working out isn’t just for the heck of it, but to be healthier or to perform better.

The rosary isn’t another checkbox on the to do list, but a relationship with our Blessed Mother who can intercede for us and send us graces. Daily Mass isn’t just another appointment but time to encounter our Lord and Savior and receive His body, blood, soul and divinity.

Who are some of our favorite Saints? What holy men and women do we respect? Follow them.

Be the Men,

Mark

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