I know there are a lot of girls who struggle with leading and not following. That’s alright. We aren’t all supposed to be leaders, but we are called to lead by example.
This message was perfectly lived out by St. Philomena. She didn’t lead a hundred people to the Faith by talking each one into it individually. No, she suffered tortures and underwent public humiliations for the love of her Spouse, Jesus. She was peaceful and had faith in God’s plan for her.
Witnessing to God and His love for us doesn’t have to involve knowing apologetics backwards and forwards, or even knowing more about the faith than our best friends. If we can lead others to Christ by our examples, then we are fulfilling the universal call to holiness.
-Courtney C. Filomena Lee