Comparison: The Great Distraction

St. Francis De Sales, often referred to as the “Saint-maker,” liked to say, “Be who you are, and be that well.”

Each of us is called to pursue a life of holiness, a journey that unfolds uniquely for every individual. But comparing ourselves to others and judging ourselves harshly can be tempting.

Fr. Mike Schmitz delves into the harmful effects of comparison and invites us instead to focus on embracing our true identity and “paint our own sunrise.”



Meet Fr. Mike Schmitz

Fr. Mike Schmitz serves as Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Duluth and as chaplain for the Newman Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

He is a presenter in Ascension’s ChosenAltaration, and The 99 programs, and has a channel on Ascension Presents. He is also the host of the Ascension podcasts The Bible in a Year and The Catechism in a Year.

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