August 1. Saint Alphonse Liguori
My sisters say that nothing or nobody is a total failure. Everything can serve…as a bad example! Alphonse was a brilliant lawyer who had a catastrophic failure one time. This served him to examine his motivations, realize that success is not everything if efforts are not directed to service, and turned his life around. From then on, he devoted himself to God, founded the Congregation of Redemptorists, and wrote many works to spread the faith that have helped millions of people to find their way to God.
How do you face failure and frustration? Do negative events help you to examine your motivations, your values, and your direction in life?