Have you ever felt like you’re just not fitting in at your parish?
Perhaps you’ve felt the temptation to be a cookie-cutter Catholic, one who does all the Catholic things that other Catholics are doing because they think … well … that’s what makes us Catholic.
But comparison is kind of like the cousin of envy, Fr. Mike says.
If we only express our faith in certain ways because that’s what other believers around us are doing, we should re-examine our relationship with Christ. After all, he is the only one we should pattern our life after.