Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." (Matthew 19:26)
God’s expectations of us are very high. In fact, on our own, they are unattainable. I know when I read the Bible I sometimes get discouraged that I’m not living up to God’s standards.
The key to faithful living is not focusing so much on our own efforts as on God’s work within us. It is also important to take things one step at a time, to do the little things rather than try to accomplish great things.
St. Francis has some good advice for living faithfully -