St. Lawrence of Brindisi – 

If we are discouraged about our own personal growth, let us remember the true story of a piece of marble that was hewn from one gigantic block, unwanted, and discarded for 38 years after being poorly cut. Then the authorities commissioned a young 26-year-old artist to work on it.  In two years, there was a masterpiece, and that masterpiece is the statue of David. So, it is with each of us. No matter how discarded we may feel at a given moment we are all valuable with a little effort, we can become something beautiful, desirable, and admirable.  Jesus wants us to grow to our full potential and so, let those who have ears to hear, hear.