Father William Doyle, SJ was a well-known preacher and spiritual director in the early 20th Century. He traveled the world giving missions and retreats, helping bring people closer to Jesus. And yet he wrote these words in his journal while making the Spiritual Exercises on his 30-Day retreat in 1907:
Each fresh meditation of the life of our Lord impressed on me more and more the necessity of conforming my life to His in every detail, if I wish to please Him and to become holy. To do something great and heroic may never come to me, but I can make my life heroic by faithfully and daily putting my best effort into each duty as it comes around.