This hit home with me. You can read it National Catholic Register. Kudos to Matthew Warner for putting into words what I've been saying here and elsewhere and for taking the necessary steps to make Christ the center of his life.
If we want the world to take Catholicism seriously, we must first take it seriously ourselves. That means making radical changes to the ways we live our lives. We need more people to answer the radical call to sainthood. We need saints. Not just saints of the past, but your sainthood.
When the world sees you, they don't have to see a saint, but at least let them see a sinner set on sainthood. We shouldn't need to tell people we're Catholic. They should smell it in our sweat. They should see Christ radiating authentically and naturally from every move we make. If they can't, we need to shut up and stop talking about what's wrong with everyone else and we need to start living a more compelling life.
We need an army of saints willing to live a radical life for Christ and others. Saints are compelling. Empty words and prideful lectures are not.
Each of us have been called to live a radical life. To be a saint. - Matthew Warner
"If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze!" - St. Catherine of Sienna