I apologize in advance for this in-between post. My thoughts are a little vague.
God wants us to be better every day. God wants us to give our best, knowing full well we will fail. So don’t wreck yourself thinking that He’s just sitting and waiting for you to be a good person. He’s not, He’s fully in love with you; all He asks is that you “do your best.” Which consequently, is why I believe you have to be dead to be canonized a saint. See, if it was just about being a good Catholic then the Church would canonize the good Catholics as saints where ever they found them, give them a cupcake, and that’d be it. As it stands, we’re all just bad Catholics trying our best, so we sure as hell better be dead before some one tells us we did a good job. Because its not about doing a good job, its about fighting the good fight, and a fight implies work, not perfection, and a real fight means you’re dead at the end.
So fight for perfection, but don’t freak out when you don’t achieve it. God loves you. End of story.
That Avett Brothers song wasn’t the best quality. I do believe I shall do them justice now.’