life“This is your life, are you who you want to be?” That’s a line from a song that helped a group of friends start thinking about what they were doing with their lives. It lead them to go beyond the parties, “hook ups”, hanging out doing nothing and look at the greater picture: LIFE.

Every once in a while maybe a song, an incident, a phrase, the example of a person and their sacrifice opens up our minds to reflect on what we are doing in life and where we are going.

What exactly are you doing with your life? What do you think of yourself? Are you satisfied with what you are doing? Are you being the friend, brother, sister, daughter, son that you should be? Are you happy with the friendships you have made? Are they really helping you or do you feel like you were made for more?

“Made for more”, what does that mean? It means you feel a push, a call, a desire in you to be a better person, demand more of yourself, give the best of yourself to others and think less in you.

We are all called to greatness, to holiness. We are called to reach great heights, the greatest of which is holiness. This is what we have in our hearts, this is what you feel inside when you think there has to be more to life. That is why Pope Benedict XVI said “The world offers you comfort. But you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness.”

How many people take their own life because they aren’t satisfied? It shouldn’t be the reason to end your life, but to change it, turn it around, and start working on yourself so you can become who you are made to be. St. Catherine of Siena wrote: “If you are what you should be, you will set the world on fire”.

Here is a video to get you thinking…